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Police: Wig clad man stole phones from stores in Gulfport, D'Iberville

(Photo source: D'Iberville Police Department) (Photo source: D'Iberville Police Department)
(Photo source: D'Iberville Police Department) (Photo source: D'Iberville Police Department)
(Photo source: D'Iberville Police Department) (Photo source: D'Iberville Police Department)
HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

Police in Gulfport and D'Iberville are on the lookout after officials say a man stole cell phones from two stores just minutes apart on Tuesday.

Sgt. Damon McDaniel, with the Gulfport Police Department, said the first heist happened around 7:30 p.m. when a black male walked into the T-Mobile store on Highway 49 wearing a wig and fake beard.

McDaniel said the man did not threaten any employees or display a weapon, but he did cut the security cables on several display phones before making off with the merchandise.

Capt. Terry Hines, with the D'Iberville Police Department, said a similar incident happened at the Verizon store in the Promenade just 23 minutes later.

Hines said a black man wearing a wig and fake beard cut security cables and stole several display phones and I-Pads. No employees were threatened during the theft.

Hines said after leaving the store, the suspect walked to a vehicle parked near Target where he met an accomplice. That's when the pair made their getaway. 

If you have any information about these crimes, please contact Gulfport police at 228-868-5900 or call D'Iberville police at 228-396-4252.

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