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Police seek leads on Family Dollar armed robbery

Surveillance footage released by Gulfport Police of the suspect accused of robbing the Family Dollar at 1016 Pass Road Saturday night.
Surveillance footage released by Gulfport Police of the suspect accused of robbing the Family Dollar at 1016 Pass Road Saturday night.

Police are asking for the public's assistance in tracking down a man accused of robbing a Family Dollar on Saturday night.

The Gulfport Police Department responded about 9:16 p.m. to the Family Dollar at 1016 Pass Road after a report of an armed robbery.

Investigators learned a man entered the business and handed the store clerk a note demanding money. The suspect implied he was armed with a weapon.

After obtaining an undisclosed amount of money, the suspect left on foot.

The man was described as a black male, 16 to 20 years old, wearing a white shirt, red shorts and a baseball cap.

Police said he should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to contact Gulfport police at 228-868-5959 or Crime Stoppers at 877-787-5898.

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