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Teen arrested in burglary at downtown Gulfport law firm, police say

Xavier Dawkins
Xavier Dawkins Gulfport Police Department

A Gulfport teenager has been arrested on a burglary of a business charge after surveillance video showed him taking electronics from a downtown Gulfport law firm, police say.

Xavier Olagawon Dawkins, 19, was arrested Tuesday.

Dawkins broke into Davis & Crump on 14th Street on Feb. 28, police say. Police were called to the law firm the next morning after the burglary was reported.

A spokeswoman for the law firm said the man took “several thousand dollars” worth of electronics from the office, including an Apple laptop and charger and a Sony laptop.

Davis & Crump released surveillance video from the break-in to the media.

Police say Dawkins was developed as the culprit in the burglary during the investigation.

Dawkins was taken to the Harrison County jail and is held on a $50,000 bond set by Justice Court Judge Diane Ladner.

Davis & Crump law firm in downtown Gulfport was burglarized Wednesday night. Gulfport police are asking for the public's help to identify the burglar.

Justin Mitchell: 228-604-0705, @JustinMitchell_

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