WLOX Viewer Helps Police Nab Armed Robber

An armed robbery suspect faces new charges thanks to a WLOX viewer.

Tuesday night, we aired surveillance video from the Circle K on Rodenberg Avenue in Biloxi. In the video taken Friday, you saw a man pass the clerk a note demanding money. The clerk told police he also implied he had a gun.

But instead of giving the man money, the clerk called 911. That's when the robber ran off with a 12 pack of beer.

Biloxi Police say someone who saw that report called them with information that led to the arrest of James Thomas, 41. It turns out authorities already had their suspect. Thomas was already in jail in Harrison County for a separate armed robbery in Gulfport.