Police: Home invasion robbery victim reports money, marijuana stolen | News
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A victim of an Arlington home invasion robbery told police three men broke into his home armed with an AK-47 and took his money and his marijuana.
Officers responded to the robbery around 4:45 Wednesday morning.
When police got to the Kona Avenue home they "detected a strong odor of dried marijuana," according to a police report from the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. There was a good reason they smelled the odor: the homeowner told police he sells marijuana, according to the report.
The victim, who First Coast News is not identifying because the robbery suspects are still at large, said three men with bandanas over their faces broke into his home. The victim said one of the men pointed an AK-47 at him and told him to lay down.
The report said the victim told police the three stole $480 cash and $400 worth of marijuana before fleeing the home.
According to the report, although the victim admitted to police he sells marijuana, he also said he has never seen the three men who robbed before him and had not dealt with them previously.
Police said the door was broken and forced open and also saw tire tracks and burnt rubber in front of the driveway.
The area was searched by police but due to the lack of suspect information they were not able to locate the three men.
If you know anything that may be able to help police, you are asked to contact the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at 904-630-0500 or via email at JSOCrimeTips@jaxsheriff.org.
To remain anonymous, and possibly be eligible to receive a cash reward, you may contact First Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.