Blown tire creates opportunity for couple to be robbed

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TERRY, Miss. (WJTV) — The Copiah County Sheriff’s Department is asking for help locating suspects with an Armed Robbery case.

A couple was traveling north on Highway 27 from Monticello to Vicksburg. They passed a car on the southbound shoulder and heard a sound of air escaping a tire.

The driver of the car pulled over and upon exiting he noticed a male at his door with a pistol to his head.

The driver was assaulted and his wallet was taken.

His wife was also held at gunpoint by at least two other males and her purse and a necklace was taken.

The victims stated the males wore masks and gloves and are unsure of the race of the three men.

It is believed something similar to a  “spike” was used which forced them to  stop where they were robbed.

Anyone with information that leads to the positive identification and arrest of the three males in this case would be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

If you have information to help in this case, please call Crime Stoppers at 601-355-TIPS (8477).

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