Ocean Springs man arrested in connection to armed robbery

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (WXXV) — 26-year-old Gywan Ladarius Willis of Ocean Springs was arrested Saturday in connection to an armed robbery that happened the week prior.

According to the Ocean Springs Police Department, officers were called out to to 1120 Bienville Boulevard in reference to an armed robbery on Thursday, April 22, 2021.

Police say officers “were advised a Black male entered the store, displayed a black handgun, and demanded money.”

Willis was identified as a suspect after being seen later that night at a Biloxi casino wearing the same clothing he was wearing during the alleged robbery.

Willis turned himself in to police on Saturday, April 24 and is being charged with armed robbery.

His bond has been set at $250,000 and he is currently being housed at the Jackson County Adult Detention Center awaiting a preliminary hearing.

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