Crime

Waveland teen arrested in thefts from visiting team’s lockers

Robert Washington Jr.
Robert Washington Jr.

A Waveland teen has been taken into custody in the theft of personal items from the Gulfport High locker room during the Admirals’ football game at Hancock High on Oct. 7.

Hancock County deputies arrested Robert Washington Jr., 18, Friday on a charge of felony burglary of a commercial building.

Chief Deputy Don Bass said Washington turned himself in at the sheriff’s office Friday morning after a warrant was issued for his arrest. He is awaiting an initial appearance to set bond.

Two 17-year-olds were arrested on petit larceny charges in the case Oct. 8, the day after the thefts.

Sheriff Ricky Adam told the Sun Herald at the time the two juveniles and an adult were responsible for stealing items — including 10 cellphones — from the visitors’ locker room during the football game. The thieves got into the locker room through an unlocked door at the gymnasium, Adam said.

Some of the stolen items were recovered when the teens were arrested. However, Bass said, not all items have been recovered and the investigation is ongoing.

Staff writer Justin Vicory contributed to this report.

Kate Magandy: 228-896-2344, @kmagandy

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