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POLICE BRIEFS; Taco Bell Manager Robbed at Gunpoint

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

POLICE BRIEFS; Taco Bell Manager Robbed at Gunpoint

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Following is a list of arrests and crimes reported by Beaches area police departments:

JACKSONVILLE BEACH

The manager of Taco Bell reported she was robbed at gunpoint Friday at the restaurant at 280 Third St. S.

She told police that a man carrying a gun ran up as she was walking to her car, pointed the gun at her and ordered her back inside, saying, "Don't do anything stupid." He told her to put all the money from three cash registers into a bag then ordered her to stand in the drive-through area while he took off. The store's video camera and panic button weren't functioning.

An 85-year-old woman reported Sunday that she was bilked out of $1,700 by a scam artist posing as a bank investigator who said he was watching an employee at Bank of America.

Another elderly woman lost $9,400 last year under a similar bank-investigator scam.

In the recent case, the woman said a man who called himself "Jonas" called her and said he was investigating the employee without the bank management's knowledge. He asked her to make a transfer and cash a check at Bank of America and meet him at a nearby parking lot. The woman followed his directions and met the man, or his associate, and gave him an envelope containing the money.

Officers arrested a 37-year-old woman Friday on 13 counts of credit card fraud in connection with $856 withdrawn from a man's account at Prosperity Bank.

A 22-year-old man was arrested Thursday on charges of fleeing and reckless driving after he sped from a drug deal and crashed his Isuzu Rodeo into the front porch of a home in the 100 block of 14th Avenue North.

The man was charged with cocaine possession after a bag of crack cocaine fell out of his pants at Baptist Medical Center-Beaches.

A witness called police after he saw the drug exchange in the 1200 block of First Street North. An officer ordered the man to stop, but the man sped off in the Rodeo then crashed into the neighbor's porch.

A construction worker was cited Thursday with violating the city's noise ordinance by starting construction work at the end of 10th Avenue South before 8 a. …

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