Mother, daughter accused of joining forces in robbery

Patricia Hicks
Patricia Hicks

Gulfport police say a mother and daughter were among three people who robbed a woman Wednesday afternoon.

Sgt. Damon McDaniel said Patricia Hicks, 49, and her daughter, Ariel Hicks, were arrested on robbery charges around 3:15 p.m. at the William Bell Apartments in the 1700 block of 65th Avenue.

Also arrested was Shaun Lewis, 23, of Gulfport.

“It seems the victim knew the suspects because she named each one of them individually,” McDaniel said. “I’m not sure if they had an argument or what happened that led to the robbery.”

McDaniel said the victim was assaulted during the robbery. He said a small amount of cash was taken.

Bond was set at $50,000 for both Patricia Hicks and Ariel Hicks.

Lewis, arrested on a burglary charge, had his bond set at $100,000.