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Mississippi sheriff’s dispatcher robbed while on duty

October 4, 2018

YAZOO CITY, Miss. (AP) — A female 911 dispatcher in the Mississippi Delta was robbed at gunpoint inside a sheriff’s office while she was on duty.

Yazoo County Sheriff Jacob Sheriff tells WLBT-TV that the robbery happened around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Money was taken from the woman, but she wasn’t hurt.

The sheriff says his office is investigating how a man wearing a scarf over his face was able to come through the front door of the Yazoo City office.

The incident comes less than a month after a man entered the Clarksdale Police Department and attacked an on-duty dispatcher demanding the return of property. The dispatcher was left with facial fractures, bleeding on the brain and a broken arm.

A man was arrested in the unrelated Clarksdale incident.

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Information from: WLBT-TV, http://www.wlbt.com

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