Phoned-in tip helps police arrest man believed to have held up store at gunpoint

Published 6:53 am Wednesday, July 24, 2019

A suspect wanted in the armed robbery of a Washington Street convenience store has been captured.

Vicksburg police Lt. Johnnie Edwards said Andre Durant Walker, 38, 408 West Jackson St., Farmerville, Louisiana, was taken into custody shortly before 1 p.m. at the Greyhound Bus Station on South Frontage Road.

He faces charges of armed robbery and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Walker is being held without bail in the Madison County Jail pending an initial appearance in Vicksburg Municipal Court Wednesday.

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Edwards said the arrest was the result of a tip phoned in to police by a person who saw Walker at the bus station. The caller said they recognized Walker from a photo in a press release on the robbery issued by police over the Internet.

Walker is accused of entering the Quick Mart, 3600 Washington St., at 7:29 a.m. Tuesday, brandishing a handgun and demanding money. He reportedly took an undisclosed amount of money from the cash register and fled on foot.

The clerk was not injured and one else was in the store.