Crime

Police: Man pulled from bicycle, placed in headlock, robbed

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BILOXI -- A Biloxi man is accused of robbing a man riding his bicycle down Division Street on Friday, officials said.

Police said a Biloxi officer was flagged down near Division and Croesus streets by a bicyclist who said he had been robbed.

The cyclist told police one man had pulled him from his bicycle and placed him in a headlock while a second man went through his pants pockets and stole money.

Police said the cyclist tried to fight back, but one man punched him the face while the other threatened to shoot and stab him. The cyclist was told to leave after his belongings were taken.

The cyclist described the men, and police found one man in the area of Division and Main Street.

Zawauntae Jagger Moore, 22, of Biloxi, was arrested on a charge of strong-arm robbery. Justice Court Judge Albert Fountain set Moore's bail at $100,000. He is being held at the Harrison County jail.

Officials said Biloxi's Criminal Investigations Division and patrol officers are working to identify the second robber.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call the Biloxi Police Department at 932-0641 or the Biloxi Criminal Investigations Division at 435-6112.

Tips can be emailed the to Biloxi Criminal Intelligence Unit at ciu@biloxi.ms.us.

Information can be given to Crime Stoppers at 1-877-787-5898 or at mscoastcrimestoppers.com

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