A Waveland man walked into a hair salon with a handgun and demanded that guests inside hand over their money and drugs, Gulfport police said.
It took police only six minutes to find and arrest 24-year-old Perry Collins, officials said. He was jailed on two counts of armed robbery.
Sgt. Joshua Bromen said police responded to a call of an armed robbery on the 14000 block of Dedeaux Road.
Collins entered the salon at 3:54 p.m., showed a gun and told everyone in the salon to lie on the ground, Bromen said.
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Bromen said the man took drugs and an undisclosed amount of cash from people in the salon.
Police arrived at 3:57 p.m., and Collins was arrested at 4 p.m. in the 100 block of Terri Road.
Bromen said Collins left the salon on foot. He was arrested without incident and taken to the Harrison County jail. He is held on a $300,000 bond set by Harrison County Justice Court Judge Dianne Ladner.
Bromen said the robbery was not random.
The hair salon is set up in a home, Bromen said.