Police: Waveland man took cash, drugs from hair salon guests

Perry Collins
Perry Collins

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.

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.

Justin Mitchell: 228-604-0705, @Journalism_J