Armed Robbery String Strikes throughout the Southside | VIDEO | Crime

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Armed Robbery String Strikes throughout the Southside | VIDEO

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Police think a series of recent armed robberies from Mandarin to Arlington has enough in common that they may be connected.

According to a statement from Jacksonville Sheriff's Office spokesperson Melissa Bujeda, the suspects were captured on surveillance video in a robbery Sunday.

The robbery happened just before 9:30 p.m. Sunday at the C&C Discount Store at the corner of Old St. Augustine and Hartley roads.

The clerk reported seeing one person enter the store and immediately walk quickly to the back. She told police she started walking that way when three other males walked in from the back and the first suspect put a gun to her head, grabbed her throat and demanded money from the register and her purse.

All four then fled out the back door.

Two of the suspects were caught on a surveillance camera coming and going. Their faces are covered with masks.

Other similar armed robberies have occurred since Sept. 30 at the following locations:

  • Golden Corral, 11470 San Jose Blvd.
  • Domino's Pizza, 1301 Monument Road
  • Arlington Wrecker, 5840 Arlington Road
  • Mojo Bar-B-Que, 1607 University Blvd.

Bujeda said the suspects usually enter from the rear and are wearing masks and gloves.

JSO is asking business owners to be sure not to leave doors unsecured and to be aware of their surroundings.

If you know anything that can help find the suspects, call our partner First Coast Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS (8477).  You will remain anonymous and could receive a cash reward if your information leads to an arrest.


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