Regions Bank robber arrested

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On February 14, 2018 at approximately 11:30 am an off duty Gulfport Police Officer observed a male who matched the description of the Region’s Bank robbery suspect in the area Crossroads Shopping Center. The off duty officer approached a nearby on duty officer who detained the suspect. He was identified as 22 year old Andrew Joseph Whittaker of Gulfport. Gulfport Detectives were notified and the resulting investigation has led to charging Whittaker with one count of Robbery. Harrison County Justice Court Judge Louise Ladner signed the warrant and set bond at $100,000. Whittaker was processed and transported to the Harrison County Adult Detention Center.