Video of suspect holding Dollar Store employee at gunpoint


The Ocean Springs Police Department is searching for a man wanted for an attempted robbery of a Dollar General store on Bienville Boulevard.
Surveillance video shows the masked suspect threatening a Dollar General employee with a handgun. Police say the man demanded the employee to open the safe. She started screaming, telling the suspect she didn’t know the combination. Another co-worker heard her screams and called 911. The suspect fled the scene in an unknown direction.
Ocean Springs police say local businesses should always have quality security cameras set up inside and outside the building. Captain William Jackson said, “Invest in surveillance cameras, I mean good surveillance cameras, not the cheapest things off the shelves and say ‘I got it’ and don’t be so worried about your employees. A lot of times people point their camera down at the cash register and it doesn’t show the person’s face when they come in. Make sure you have cameras inside and outside also.”
Authorities say the man was wearing a black beanie, white gloves, light colored blue jeans, and a black mask.