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Lincoln County deputies looking for armed truck stop thief

Deputies are asking for the public’s help to identify a woman they say robbed a truck stop cashier at gunpoint Friday.

Lincoln County Sheriff Steve Rushing said a woman walked into the Bogue Chitto Truck Stop about 12:30 a.m. and displayed a handgun, demanding cash from the register.

The woman was white, average build and about 5-foot-8. She wore sweat pants, a black hoodie, black gloves, black hat and had a black scarf wrapped around her face.

Witnesses said she exited the store and left on foot. They did not see a car, he said.

Rushing said she likely was parked behind the truck stop or nearby.

It’s not known if she acted alone or had an accomplice.

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at 601-833-5251 or CrimeStoppers at 601-823-0150. Tips leading to an arrest may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000.