Night Escorts Protect Batesville Businesses

Atticus:

Kudos to Batesville Police Chief Tony Jones!

Originally posted on WREG.com:

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(Batesville, MS) Jim Webb’s office supply business can get busy around the holidays, so when it comes to taking his receipts to the bank, he’s extra careful.

“I always try to look all around my surroundings. That’s the way I was taught, that’s just the way it is.”

It’s especially important since a robbery attempt this past weekend of three restaurant employees making a night deposit at a local bank.

“A tall male subject stepped out, he was dressed black and had a handgun. He approached the car trying to rob ‘em. The driver of the car, they just took off real fast,” explained Batesville Police Chief Tony Jones.

Since the robbery attempt, officers have fanned out across Batesville looking for suspects.

So far, they haven’t found anything.

But police do believe they can cut down on these incidents.

Chief Jones says he expects incidents like the…

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