Police arrest alleged robbery victim

UPDATE - The tables have turned, and Gulfport Police have now arrested the alleged victim of the robbery. Police said the victim claimed he was robbed at gunpoint by two black males.

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Police now say the victim made up the story, and the alleged victim is now in custody.

Original Story

Gulfport Police are searching for two armed robbery suspects. Gulfport's Public Information Officer St. McDaniel told WLOX, Gulfport Police are investigating the robbery of an individual in downtown Gulfport in the 2300 block of 24th Avenue.

According to police, two black males showed a gun to the victim and then took undisclosed amount of cash. No shots were fired.

There wasn't a description of the vehicle the suspects were driving, but police are following a lead on what the suspects were wearing.

Gulfport Police said they are currently in pursuit of the suspects. If you have any information on this case, please call the Gulfport Police Department at 228-868-5959.

WLOX is working on getting more information on this story, and we will have the latest information on WLOX News and WLOX.com.

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