Ocean Springs Police make arrest in armed robbery case from August

Ocean Springs Police on Monday arrested a Gulfport man in connection with an armed robbery investigation.

Joshua Shelby, 40, of Gulfport was developed as a suspect. He was arrested and charged in the armed robbery. Shelby was taken to the Jackson County jail to await a preliminary hearing. His bond was set at $250,000.

Police were called the scene of an armed robbery on August 13, 2019, at the Dollar General on Government Street.

According to police, the suspect entered the business, brandished a firearm and demanded money. Then he fled the scene with an undisclosed amount.

The suspect was described as a black male, about 6 feet tall and about 240 pounds.  He was wearing black or gray pants and a gray hoodie.  His face was concealed with a mask.

Anyone with any information about this crime should call the Ocean Springs Police Department at 228/875-2211.  To submit an anonymous tip to Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers call 1-877-787-5898 or download the free app, P3 Tips.  You can also submit a web tip at www.p3tips.com/523.

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