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Two arrested in Waffle House armed robbery case

Markil Jackson (Photo Source: BPD) Markil Jackson (Photo Source: BPD)
Blaise Tucker (Photo Source: BPD) Blaise Tucker (Photo Source: BPD)
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

Gulfport police have arrested two men in connection with a robbery at Waffle House in Biloxi. Markil Jackson, 22, and Blaise Tucker, 24, were taken into custody and charged with armed robbery on Sunday morning. 

At about 5:30 a.m., Biloxi Police received a call in reference to a disturbance at the Waffle House. Police say the two men went inside the restaurant, demanded that someone open the cash register, stole an unknown amount of money, and fled the scene. Investigators believe one of the men was armed with a handgun. 

Gulfport officers soon located the getaway car on westbound I-10, and the suspects were taken into custody. 

Jackson and Tucker were both being held at the Harrison County Adult Detention Center. Bond for each was set at $150,000.  

Anyone who has information regarding this incident or any other incident should contact the Biloxi Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division at (228) 435-6112, the Biloxi Police Department at (228) 392-0641, the Biloxi Criminal Intelligence Unit at ciu@biloxi.ms.us. You may also give your tip anonymously to Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers by calling (877) 787-5898 or online at mscoastcrimestoppers.com.

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