Suspect in Gulfport bank robbery identified, police continue search

Suspect in Gulfport bank robbery identified, police continue search
Richardo Warren Ambrose Jr. is wanted on three counts of armed robbery after police identified him as the man wanted in the robbery of a Hancock Whitney location on Courthouse Road.

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Gulfport police have identified the suspect wanted in connection to a Friday evening bank robbery.

Richardo Warren Ambrose Jr. is wanted on three counts of armed robbery after police identified him as the man wanted in the robbery of a Hancock Whitney location on Courthouse Road.

Chief Leonard Papania said the Hancock Whitney bank was robbed just before 5 p.m.

LIVE REPORT: Gulfport police searching for bank robber considered "armed and dangerous"

Further investigation has connected Ambrose to two other robberies involving Dollar General Stores in Gulfport.

Police believe Ambrose is driving a 2004 dark Chevy Impala with a Mississippi tag HGS522. Ambrose should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Gulfport Police Department at 228-868-5959. You can also contact Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers at -877-787-5898. A representative with Crime Stoppers said the organization is willing to pay a “substantial amount” of money to anyone who provides information leading to Ambrose’s arrest due to his criminal history.

Copyright 2019 WLOX. All rights reserved.