Armed robbery is a serious crime that can quickly lead to someone getting seriously hurt.
The Clarksdale Police Department is investigating three armed robberies that occurred over the weekend, has made arrests in one of those incidents and is seeking the community's help in solving the other two.
An officer on patrol was stopped by a woman on Sasse Street who said she had been robbed and police were able to immediately respond to what was later determined to be an armed robbery.
Police reports show the woman flagged down a patrol car at 1:30 p.m. Monday, told police she had been robbed at gunpoint, gave a description of the suspects and their names.
The suspects were seen by other police responding to the scene and spotted within minutes. The suspects also spotted police and ran from police.
A perimeter was set up and the suspects were apprehended without incident or injury.
Police reports said items taken from the woman were recovered. Police reports also said three guns were recovered in the area and are believed to have been discarded by the suspects. One of the guns recovered belonged to the female victim.
Two 17-year-old black males from Clarksdale have been charged with one count each of Armed Robbery and were awaiting their initial appearance in Clarksdale Municipal Court as of Tuesday. Police reports said other charges could be pending and the investigation is on-going.
Police also said they will release the names once the subjects have had their preliminary hearing and formal charges are made.
Police are also investigating two other armed robberies reported over the weekend.
Two individuals told police they were robbed at gunpoint in the 600 block of South State Street with the suspect taking an iPhone, $50 cash, credit cards and the vehicle the two were in. The vehicle was later recovered by police.
The 300 block of School Street was the location given by an individual who said a gun was taken from him at gunpoint by three male subjects who then fled.
Armed robbery is a violent felony and is among the most serious crimes in Mississippi.
Armed robbery can carry up to life in prison, served day-for-day, without parole.