According to police, around 5 o’clock, a tall, black male entered Boost Mobile on Highway 49 and pretended to look at cellphones. He then approached the counter, brandished a handgun, and demanded all the money from the cash register. After obtaining the money, the suspect fled the store on foot. It is unclear whether he got in a vehicle after leaving the store.
Janette Ferrill, who was in the store at the time of the robbery, said, “That’s when he pulled the gun out and struck it to her head when she opened the cash register. She closed it, but she had to open it again for him. She was like this trying to open it in front of him. He told us to go on the other end of the counter and stay and if we didn’t, he was gonna shoot us, too.”
Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call the Gulfport Police Department at 228-868-5959.