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A recent Belhaven area crime didn't make it into JPD's files

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At first I just started to run and then I just started screaming At first I just started to run and then I just started screaming
A man with a gun took Seth Hilton's keys, wallet, cell phone and stole his pickup truck. A man with a gun took Seth Hilton's keys, wallet, cell phone and stole his pickup truck.
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

There was an armed robbery and an attempted armed robbery in the Belhaven area in the past week, but the Jackson Police Officer investigating only filed one report. Now, that officer's superior wants to know why.

Seth Hilton was robbed at gunpoint at 1060 Madison Street in Belhaven Heights, just south of Fortification Street Friday night. A man with a gun took his keys, wallet, cell phone and stole his pickup truck.

"He said the guy kind of backed him up and he said he was naturally backed up against this washing machine," said Hilton's roommate Dustin Quarles. "And that's when he handed over the stuff."

The pickup has been recovered and the wallet with $20 in it. Police are still investigating.  

Tuesday night there was an attempted armed robbery at Belhaven and Hazel Streets, a block from Belhaven University. Twenty-four year old Kirby Coutch was able to scream loud enough to scare the would be robbers away.      

"At first I just started to run and then I just started screaming," said Coutch. "I never been so scared in my whole, life, and I don't feel safe."

When Assistant Police Chief Lee Vance discovered, as a result of our story, that the police officer who responded to the attempted armed robbery didn't file a report, he said that was completely unacceptable and launched an investigation, promising action would be taken.

Coutch is leaving and moving to Hawaii but it doesn't have anything to do with this incident. She plans to stay with friends until the end of the month because she is scared.

"I never felt unsafe here before," said Coutch.

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