Four wanted for robbing owner of Hazlehurst restaurant


HAZLEHURST, Miss. (WJTV) – Authorities are working to find the four suspects who robbed the owner of Stark’s Family Restaurant in Hazlehurst on Sunday, January 10.

It was a night Perry Hood, the restaurant owner, said he’ll never forget after four men held him at gun point and took his wallet, cell phone and a firearm from his vehicle.

Hood describes what happened as a nightmare. 

“I was telling them to please don’t shoot me and they was telling me ‘shut up, shut up and get on the ground.’ That’s when they made me get on the ground and I just laid there and closed my eyes expecting to be shot. Just waiting on the boom and was saying to myself that I hope it don’t hurt and hope it don’t last long,” said Hood.

Hazlehurst police said the robbers were last seen leaving from a hotel parking lot next door to the Starks restaurant in an older model black Nissan Altima or Maxima with tinted windows.

Anyone with information that could lead to an arrest in this case would be eligible for a reward of up to $2,500. If you have information, contact Crime Stoppers at 601-355-TIPS(8477), or submit a tip online or with your mobile device at

Watch the full surveillance video below. Video Courtesy: Crime Stoppers

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