Crime

He went to a sushi restaurant but didn’t have dinner, police say

Gulfport police want to identify this man, suspected in the burglary of Rock N Roll Sushi on Monday, Sept. 18.
Gulfport police want to identify this man, suspected in the burglary of Rock N Roll Sushi on Monday, Sept. 18.

A burglar walked through Rock N Roll Sushi in downtown Gulfport on Monday night seemingly unaware that surveillance cameras were filming him.

The bearded man with a shaved head, ball cap and light-colored baggy pants burglarized the restaurant after the business had closed for the evening,

Police responding to a 10:17 p.m. call found the building’s front glass smashed out and the cash register damaged and empty of money, Police Sgt. Joshua Bromen said.

The restaurant on 25th Avenue, also known as U.S. 49, is just north of the railroad tracks near 15th Street.

Co-owners Derek and Courtney Sutherland opened a franchise of the Alabama-based restaurant in May 2016, providing a classic rock twist in Asian dining and decor. It’s menus are printed inside classic rock LPs. The restaurant was the first Rock N Roll Sushi in Mississippi.

The couple opened a second one in D’Iberville on Promenade Parkway months later.

Courtney Sutherland shared pictures and video of the burglar on the restaurant’s Facebook page.

If you recognize the suspect, call the Gulfport Police Department at 228-868-5959 or Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-877-787-5898.

Robin Fitzgerald: 228-896-2307, @robincrimenews

  Comments