Suspected Robber Identified, in Custody
7 Eyewitness News Staff
Thanks to a 7 Eyewitness News viewer, the man who was caught on surveillance video grabbing money from the register early Monday morning at the BP station on Whitehall has been arrested. Even though he got away from the clerk, someone recognized him.
Jackson Police said Scottie Edwards, 44, of Bolivar, was arrested Thursday morning in Kankakee, Illinois on unrelated driving charges and is now awaiting extradition. He was also suspected in a similar robbery of another convenience store last Saturday.
The Crime Stoppers tip resulted in a cash reward for the anonymous caller.