Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Police Briefs; Woman Robbed of ATM Withdrawal

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Police Briefs; Woman Robbed of ATM Withdrawal

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Byline: Dan Scanlan, Times-Union staff writer

A lunch break turned into armed robbery Sept. 1 when a man held a knife to a woman's throat as she pulled away from the Taco Bell at 3649 Philips Highway and robbed her.

The woman told police she stopped at a nearby bank at 1 p.m. to withdraw money from an automated teller machine and saw a man walking nearby. She jumped into her car, drove across Philips Highway and into the fast-food restaurant lot, where she saw the man again.

The woman had her window down, and as she drove off, the man pushed his way inside and held a large hunting knife near her throat and demanded money, police said. The woman said she didn't have any, but the man demanded her jewelry. The woman refused, and the man reached further into the car to grab her purse as she shoved it away. The man saw the $1,000 ATM withdrawal on the car's center console and grabbed it before running north behind the Metro Square office park, police said.

The woman searched for the man for an hour before calling police.

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

-- A 36-year-old Southside man was arrested Sept. 1 on seven counts of trafficking in illegal drugs after someone was able to get six false prescriptions filled for the painkiller hydrocodone during the past six months at pharmacies on the Southside and in Arlington, police said.

Police said the man who received the prescription painkillers had a female friend call in the orders using the name and other information from two doctors between noon Feb. 27 and 11 p.m. Aug. 19 at pharmacies at various Target and Publix stores. Police said the man had a prescription for the painkiller with the doctor, but his records had been tampered with, while the woman who called them in used a false name because she was not allowed to make prescription calls. …

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