Who does 911 call in case of an emergency?
A female 911 dispatcher was robbed at gunpoint early Wednesday morning. After being robbed and the suspect fled the scene, she sent out a radio call to local law enforcement.
Investigators are still trying to piece together how the suspect gained entry.
Terry Gann, chief investigator with the Yazoo County Sheriff’s Department, said investigators are still trying to determine how the suspect got inside the former jail, which now houses the current 911 dispatch center. The dispatch center is located on Mike Espy Drive, next door to the Yazoo City Police Department.
“We have an older video surveillance system, and we are waiting on a technician to see if it recorded anything,” Gann said. “The cameras work, and you can view things on live-time. But we are trying to see if it recorded anything.”
Gann said the subject held a female dispatcher at gunpoint, taking her purse that had a large amount of money inside. Another dispatcher was also on-duty but was inside a restroom at the time of the robbery.
Gann said the victim was not injured, but she was in a state of shock following the robbery.