Crime

He had a gun when he robbed restaurant workers, police said

Robert Scott Thomas
Robert Scott Thomas

Police say they’ve arrested a homeless man who robbed several employees of a Subway restaurant at gunpoint.

Police arrested Robert Scott Thomas, 45, Monday on two counts of armed robbery, Gulfport Police Sgt. Joshua Bromen said.

The Subway at 25th Avenue, also known as U.S. 49, and 24th Street reported the holdup about 10 p.m. Friday.

The suspect wore a hat, a light-colored polo shirt and dark pants and had a handgun when he demanded money from the workers, Bromen said. Store workers told police the robber left on foot.

Investigators identified Thomas as the suspect, Bromen said, and they took him into custody about 6 a.m. Monday in the 2000 block of 15th Street.

The amount of cash stolen was not released.

Thomas was being held at the Harrison County jail on bonds that total $150,000. Justice Court Judge Brandon Ladner set bond at $75,000 for each count of armed robbery when he signed the arrest warrant.

Robin Fitzgerald: 228-896-2307, @robincrimenews

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