Crime

Authorities arrest man accused in 3 robberies within 24 hours

Richard Blair Roundtree, 32, was arrested Aug. 26, 2016, on one count of strong-arm robbery and two counts of petit larceny.
Richard Blair Roundtree, 32, was arrested Aug. 26, 2016, on one count of strong-arm robbery and two counts of petit larceny.

Authorities arrested a man on Saturday morning wanted for three robberies within 24 hours.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department arrested Richard Blair Roundtree, 32, on strong-arm robbery and two counts of petit larceny.

Two robberies were reported in St. Martin and one in Vancleave. The first was Thursday night and two were Friday, Sheriff Mike Ezell said. Officials didn’t specify who was robbed or where.

The sheriff’s department released a picture of the man officials were seeking, taken from a convenience store camera at one of the stores that was robbed. Ezell released a description of the vehicle Roundtree was last seen in, a silver 2002 Honda. Ezell also released the vehicle’s tag number Friday.

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