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Two Gulfport men charged in Kangaroo gas station robbery

Dennis Avery Bostwick (right), 22, and Tyler Lee Britton (left), 18, are both charged with Armed Robbery. (Photo source: Gulfport Police Dept.) Dennis Avery Bostwick (right), 22, and Tyler Lee Britton (left), 18, are both charged with Armed Robbery. (Photo source: Gulfport Police Dept.)
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -

Two Gulfport men spent Independence Day behind bars after allegedly robbing a convenience store early Saturday morning. Dennis Avery Bostwick, 22, and Tyler Lee Britton, 18, are both charged with Armed Robbery.

Witnesses at the Kangaroo gas station on Three Rivers Road said a man wearing a bandana on his face and carrying a gun entered the store around 5:23am. The man demanded money from the clerk. Once he got it, he jumped in a waiting vehicle and got away. 

Investigators were able to track down that getaway car to the area of Whitney Drive and Trace Drive. When the suspect saw officers, he jumped out and tried to get away, but was stopped by a taser. 

Police said Bostwick was identified as the suspected robber; Tyler was a passenger in the vehicle and was also arrested.
Both men are being held at the Harrison County Adult Detention Facility in lieu of $100,000 bonds. 

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