Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Police Briefs; Men Break into Home in Baseball Bat Attack

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Police Briefs; Men Break into Home in Baseball Bat Attack

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Byline: Dan Scanlan, Times-Union staff writer

A 21-year-old Southside man was arrested late Nov. 30 on charges of aggravated battery, battery and criminal mischief after three men broke into a mobile home in the 10900 block of Beach Boulevard and began attacking people with baseball bats, police said.

One of the victims, a pregnant 21-year-old woman, told police she heard the back window of their home break about 8:30 p.m., then four men came in the front door armed with baseball bats.

The woman told police she tried to pull one of the men off her 19-year-old brother as he hit him with the bat, but was pushed down three times. The woman's 37-year-old mother also tried to stop the attack, but was pushed to the ground as well, police said. Both women suffered scraped arms in the confrontation, police said.

Officers were able to track one of the intruders down to a nearby mobile home and arrested him after questioning.

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

-- A man grabbed a cash register Thursday night from the Lim Market European Grocery at 6630 Beach Blvd. and fled into the night after telling employees he had a gun.

Police said the man walked into the market at 5 p.m. and bought some candy. But as the 51-year-old cashier was closing the cash register, the man pushed her away, grabbed it and ran out the door. A 44-year-old customer started chasing the man but stopped when he turned around, reached toward his back and said he had a gun, police said.

-- Computers, televisions, jewelry and other items were taken Thursday from four apartments at a complex at 7801 Point Meadows Drive, after someone got into them without any sign of forced entry, police said.

Police said one apartment resident lost 22 pieces of jewelry, including pearl and silver necklaces, gold rings and and a saxophone, when someone got in between 11:45 a. …

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