Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Police Briefs; Robber Told: 'You Got Guts' as He Flees with Couple's Money

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Police Briefs; Robber Told: 'You Got Guts' as He Flees with Couple's Money

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Byline: Dan Scanlan, Times-Union staff writer

A husband and wife returning home early Thursday were confronted by an armed man in their driveway in the 12000 block of Brady Place Boulevard and robbed of cash and checks.

The couple had just pulled into their driveway shortly after midnight and gotten out when a man in white shirt and light-colored shorts walked up with a gun and demanded "your wallet, your purse and everything you got," according to the police report. The husband handed over his wife's purse, and the gunman ran north of Cachet Drive, police said.

The husband told police he heard a car start seconds later and saw it head east on Brady Road with the gunman and another man inside, one telling the other, "You got guts," according to the police report.

Meanwhile, a 21-year-old Atlantic Beach woman was arrested Thursday on charges of bank fraud and forgery, charged with depositing two forged checks into a new account at the Vystar Credit Union at 11343 San Jose Blvd., and withdrawing $200, police said.

The woman opened the bank account earlier Thursday and was able to withdraw $200. But when she returned at 12:15 p.m. to withdraw another $450, police were called in to question her and two others with her. The woman was arrested at the credit union, while police questioned the other women who were with her.

Police are searching for whoever wrote 41 unauthorized checks to themselves while working for the Williamsburg Park Association at 3810 Williamsburg Park Blvd. and stole $27,852.59.

Police said the checks were written between Feb. 11, 2002, and Sept. 15, 2003, and have referred the case to the State Attorney's Office for follow-up as their investigation continues.

Following are the crimes and other incidents reported recently in the Mandarin and Northwest St. Johns County areas, according to the Jacksonville and St. …

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