Crime

They robbed a Waffle House, but didn’t have the money long, Biloxi police say

Markil Jackson, left, and Blaise Tucker
Markil Jackson, left, and Blaise Tucker

Witnesses told Biloxi police that two men, one of them with a gun, walked into the Waffle House on Cedar Lake Road early Sunday morning and demanded money from the cash register.

The men left with an unknown amount of money. A description of the vehicle led to the capture of suspects in the case. Officers with the Gulfport Police Department spotted the vehicle as it traveled westbound on Interstate 10.

They arrested Markil Jackson, 22, and Blaise Tucker, 24, both of Baton Rouge, on armed-robbery charges. Justice Court Judge Albert Fountain set bond for each man at $150,000. They were being held in the Harrison County jail.

Anyone with information about the crime can call the Biloxi Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division at 228-435-6112, the Police Department at 228-392-0641, or email the Biloxi Criminal Intelligence Unit at ciu@biloxi.ms.us. Tips also can be submitted anonymously online to Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers.

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