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Waveland man charged with Gulfport armed robbery

Perry Collins, 24, was taken into custody just blocks away from the salon near Terri Rd. (Photo source: Gulfport Police Dept.) Perry Collins, 24, was taken into custody just blocks away from the salon near Terri Rd. (Photo source: Gulfport Police Dept.)
Image Salon and Barber Shop on Dedeaux Rd. (Photo source: WLOX) Image Salon and Barber Shop on Dedeaux Rd. (Photo source: WLOX)
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -

A Waveland man was arrested just minutes after Gulfport police responded to an armed robbery call Friday afternoon. It happened around 3:50pm at Image Salon and Barber Shop on Dedeaux Rd. 

The victims told officers a man walked in the door with a handgun and ordered everyone to get down on the ground. The robber demanded they hand over drugs and cash before he ran away from the shop. 

Gulfport Police Department spokesman Sgt. Joshua Bromen said the victims likely knew the robber. They gave a detailed description, and within minutes Perry Collins, 24, was taken into custody just blocks away from the salon near Terri Rd. A handgun was recovered in the same area where Collins was apprehended.

Collins is being held at the Harrison County Adult Detention Center on a $300,000 bond.

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