Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Police Briefs; Beauty Supply Store Is Robbed; Employee Forced into Restroom

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Police Briefs; Beauty Supply Store Is Robbed; Employee Forced into Restroom

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Byline: Dan Scanlan, Times-Union staff writer

What started Sunday evening with the purchase of a bottle of shampoo ended with the robbery of an undetermined amount of cash -- and the shampoo -- from Sally's Beauty Suppy, 11111 San Jose Blvd.

Police said they are looking for two men who staged the robbery at 6 p.m., leaving a distraught 50-year-old employee stuck in the store restroom until officers arrived.

The employee told police that two men walked into the store while she was tending to customers, and didn't walk up to the cash register with the shampoo until everyone else left. When the cashier rang up the shampoo, one of the men started to hand her cash, but said, "don't close the register" while the other man stuck something to her head, according to the police report.

The two intruders walked the woman to the back of the store and made her turn off the interior lights, before putting her in the restroom. The men stole cash from two registers and a safe before fleeing, possibly out the back door. The woman called police, who arrived to find her distraught and unwilling to leave the restroom. After briefly speaking to officers, the woman, complaining of chest pains and shortness of breath, was taken to Orange Park Medical Center, police said.

Following are the crimes and other incidents reported recently in Mandarin, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office:

-- A 39-year-old Atlantic Beach man was arrested Monday on a charge of auto burglary after he stole a purse from a car parked at a convenience store at 11067 St. Augustine Road July 12. Witnesses gave police the getaway car's license plate, and officers tracked the driver down July 17, but he denied any involvement. The victim picked the man out in a photo lineup at the sheriff's office, and an arrest warrant was issued, police said. The suspect was arrested when he turned himself in at the sheriff's office at 6:15 p.m. Monday, police said.

GRAND THEFT:

Duval County Waste Management, 6501 Greenland Road -- Sixteen truck tires valued together at $7,189 were stolen between Feb. …

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