Police have arrested four people in the Jan. 29 armed robbery of the McDonald’s restaurant on Courthouse Road, and one of its customers.
Police said they are Gulfport residents Titus Johnathon Daniels-Young, Kyle Addae James Monroe and Darome James Matthews, each 17, and Frederick Leon McCall, 23.
Two of them shown in surveillance pictures from the restaurant wore masks and dark clothes, and at least one had a handgun.
It’s unclear which two went in the store, or if they all did, and if the other two were the getaway driver and lookout. Gulfport police Sgt. Joshua Bromen said he can’t discuss that at this phase in the investigation.
Under state law, everyone involved in an armed robbery faces the same charge. It doesn’t matter if the gun is loaded or not — or if it’s a fake gun or toy gun. The crime carries a penalty range from three years to life in prison.
The restaurant was held up about 10 p.m.
Jeff Descher, store owner, gave the Sun Herald permission to use pictures taken by his surveillance cameras after he shared the photos on his Facebook page.
Descher, owner/operator of several McDonald’s franchises on the Mississippi Coast, later offered a $500 reward for information leading to an arrest of either of the two people shown.
He could not be reached immediately for comment Wednesday.
The 17-year-olds are being charged as adults.
Patrol officers arrested Monroe in a traffic stop Tuesday, Bromen said. They found him in the 11300 block of U.S. 49, an area just north of Dedeaux Road.
Police found Matthews in the 400 block of East Stevens Circle, which is south of Dedeaux Road off Pine Hills Drive.
Daniels-Young turned himself in Tuesday; McCall turned himself in Wednesday, Bromen said.
They were booked at the Harrison County jail.
Justice Court Judge Brandon Ladner set bonds at $200,000 for Daniels-Young and $100,000 each for the other three.