On March 16th, 2014, at approximately 12:20 a.m., officers from the Gulfport Police Department responded to Sonic located at 2505 17th Street for a reported armed robbery. Upon arrival, it was learned that emplyees were approaches in the parking lot by two white males, armed with unknown caliber handguns, and one black male. While the two armed white male suspects remained with the employees, the black male suspect entered the business and took an undetermined amount of currency from the safe. Afterward, all suspects fled west from the business parking lot on foot.
The black male suspect was captured on the surveillance system. He was wearing a purple colored hoodie with "Orlando 38" on the chest and dark sweat pants. The white male suspects were described wearing black colored hoodies, dirty jeans, and ski masks.
The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information is asked to contact the Gulfport Police Department at (228) 868-5959. You can also contact Crime Stoppers at www.mscoastcrimestoppers.com or by telephone at 1-877-787-5898. You can also text CSTIP plus your message to 274637 (CRIMES).