Southaven Police investigating tobacco store robbery

Police are investigating a robbery that took place at a Southaven tobacco store Friday evening, Jan. 27. 

According to Southaven Police, Smokes Tobacco Store was robbed about 7 p.m. Friday, when a suspect wearing a red and black Nike sweatshirt, white N95 mask and a white skull cap entered the store and displayed a handgun to the store clerk.  

Smokes Tobacco Store suspect photo
(Courtesy Southaven Police Department)

Cash was taken along with numerous packs of Newport cigarettes, police said.  

The suspect then left the business in a silver or pewter-colored 1998-2002 Honda Accord sedan with a license tag and headed north into Memphis on Highway 51.  

Anyone with information on this suspect please contact Southaven Police Department at 662-393-8652 or email

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