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Ole Farm Beef House Restaurant employee robbed at gunpoint

By By Fredie Carmichael/The Meridian Star
Sept. 28, 2001
Meridian police were still searching Thursday for three men who robbed an Ole Farm Beef House employee at gunpoint after the restaurant closed the night before.
Lt. Wade Johnson, spokesman for the Meridian Police Department, said three men approached two Ole Farm employees around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. Johnson said the three were armed and demanded money.
The Ole Farm robbery was the latest in a growing number of armed robberies and attempted armed robberies that have plagued Meridian in recent months. It also was at least the second armed robbery in Meridian this week.
On Tuesday night, a gunman robbed the El Cheapos Discount Beer &Tobacco House convenience store on Fifth Street. The gunman fled with an undisclosed amount of money.
In the Ole Farm robbery, Johnson said the three suspects covered their faces with red bandanas. He said one of the two Ole Farm employees complied with the robbers' demands and handed over his wallet.
The three suspects then fled the scene on foot. MPD officers were called to the scene after the robbery, but were unable to capture the suspects.
Johnson said the three suspects are all black men.
One suspect was described as being19-20 years old and 5 feet 8 inches tall; he had short hair, a small build and was wearing a gray sweater and jeans.
The second suspect was described as being 19-20 years old, 5 feet 5 inches tall and having a small build. The third suspect was described as being 5 feet 8 inches tall and having a small build.
Anyone with additional information on the robbery can call CrimeStoppers at 485-1860.
Fredie Carmichael is a staff writer for The Meridian Star. Call him at 693-1551, ext. 3228, or e-mail him at fcarmichael@themeridianstar.com.

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