Crime

Biloxi store burglarized, ATM damaged, cash stolen

Biloxi Police are investigating a break-in at a convenience store overnight Wednesday. A window was broken and an ATM was damaged to retrieve cash.
Biloxi Police are investigating a break-in at a convenience store overnight Wednesday. A window was broken and an ATM was damaged to retrieve cash. jclark@sunherald.com

Police were at the scene Thursday morning of a break-in at Majik Mart in the 2100 block of Popp’s Ferry Road, Police Chief John Miller said.

“It looks like they knocked the glass out and they broke into the ATM machine,” he said. “We are just really working the scene in the investigation now.”

The convenience store across from Summer Chase Apartments was closed when the burglary occurred, he said. No injuries were reported.

Police investigators surrounded the building in yellow crime-scene tape and were looking into whether anything else was taken from the store.

Miller said it does appear whoever is responsible managed to get money out of the ATM. In addition, the robber stole cash from the register.

Police released photos from surveillance videos that show a man forcing entry into the store before fleeing on foot.

To report information, call the Biloxi Police Department at 228-392-0641 or Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-877-787-5898. Rewards of up to $1,000 are available for information leading to an arrest. All calls are confidential.

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Margaret Baker: 228-896-0538, @Margar45

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