Woman held a gunpoint during attempted armed robbery in Rankin County

RANKIN COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) — Rankin County authorities are investigating an attempted armed robbery that happened at a home on Tuesday night.

Detective Raymond Duke said they received a call around 7 p.m. Tuesday that a woman was attacked at her home in the Bridlewood Community by a man wearing a mask.

The victim and her son were pulling to their garage when a man stepped inside from behind the house and forced them on the ground.

bridlewood 1Detective Duke said they were being held at gunpoint and then the family dog chased the man away.

Detective Duke said they are still looking for the man that held the woman and her son at gunpoint.

Anyone with information on the attempted robbery, contact the Rankin County Sheriff’s Department.

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