Crime

Dollar store is robbed a second time in six months

Police have described the person wanted in an armed robbery at a Dollar General store Thursday night as a young man who wore a mask and dark clothes.

The store was held up about 8:45 p.m. at the Dollar General at 11330 O’Neal Road. There are two Dollar General stores on O’Neal. This one is at the intersection of Mississippi 605.

The same store was robbed at gunpoint in June.

Thursday night, the robber waved a handgun as he demanded money and left after a clerk gave him an undisclosed amount of cash, police Sgt. Joshua Bromen said. The bandit left on foot.

Bromen said the robber is black, 18 to 25 years old and weighs 130 to 150 pounds. He wore a black jacket, dark-colored gloves and black pants.

He is presumed armed and considered dangerous, Bromen said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Gulfport Police Department at 228-868-5959 or Crime Stoppers at 1-877-787-5898 or give a tip at mscoastcrimetoppers.com.

Thursday’s incident follows a string of recent robberies at Dollar General stores on the Coast, including one that was also Thursday night in Pascagoula, one on Monday, one about two weeks ago and one earlier this month.

Sun Herald staff writer Wes Muller contributed to this report.

Robin Fitzgerald: 228-896-2307, @robincrimenews

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