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Biloxi armed robbery suspects nabbed in AL

Justin Withers (Photo source: Biloxi Police Department) Justin Withers (Photo source: Biloxi Police Department)
Jermaine Withers (Photo source: Biloxi Police Department) Jermaine Withers (Photo source: Biloxi Police Department)
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

Two men wanted in connection with an early morning armed robbery in Biloxi were arrested in Mobile County, AL, after an Alabama state trooper spotted their getaway vehicle on Interstate 10 Wednesday afternoon.

Lt. Chris De Back, with the Biloxi Police Department, said the robbery was reported around 5:45 a.m. in the 800 block of Bayview Avenue.

The victim described the suspect as a black male with dreads getting into a four door car. Investigators were able to identify the vehicle and put out an alert to surrounding law enforcement agencies to be on the lookout.

De Back said an Alabama state trooper spotted the car heading eastbound on I-10 around 12:30 p.m. The trooper followed the vehicle to a home in Mobile County where backup arrived to make contact with the suspects.

De Back said the driver of the vehicle was identified as Justin Withers, 25, and the passenger was identified as Jermaine Withers, 21. De Back said both men were identified as suspects in the Biloxi robbery that happened more than six hours earlier.

Justin and Jermaine are being held on outstanding warrants in Alabama pending an extradition hearing.

If you have any information about this crime, please call the Biloxi Police Department at 228-392-0641 or Crime Stoppers at 1-877-787-5898.

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