TUPELO – A Tupelo man was arrested Friday, shortly after allegedly robbing a customer at the North Gloster Walmart.

Tupelo police were dispatched to 3929 North Gloster around 10:45 a.m. Friday. A female customer said a black male grabbed her wallet and ran. Witnesses chased the suspect but lost him.

A short time later, a patrol officer spotted a man matching the description emerge from the woods in the 800 block of Barnes Crossing. After a short foot chase, the suspect was captured,

Brian Gilliam, 34, of 401 Monument Drive, Tupelo, was charged with armed robbery, failure to comply and public intoxication. Bond was set at $50,000.

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