Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

POLICE BRIEFS; Pair Enters Home, Steals 3 Pit Bull Pups

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

POLICE BRIEFS; Pair Enters Home, Steals 3 Pit Bull Pups

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

ATLANTIC BEACH

Three female pit bull puppies about 8 weeks old were stolen from a home in the 1900 block of Mary Street.

Witnesses said they saw a man and woman approach the house about 3:30 p.m. June 10 and go in through a sliding glass door in the rear of the home. The mother of the puppies was placed in a dog cage, and the three puppies were taken. The man and woman were seen leaving with the pit bull pups in a green sport utility vehicle.

A 50-year-old man was charged with three counts of burglary, criminal mischief, using a false driver's license by a disguised person and resisting arrest without violence June 13 after a foot chase.

The incident started about 2:55 p.m. when police said the man smashed two plate glass windows at Psychic Reader, 1887 Mayport Road. The man used a car to tear up the business' front yard, then he took off running, police said. Police chased the man down several streets before they cornered him behind a storage shed behind a home in the 800 block of Sailfish Drive North. The man gave police several false Social Security numbers and a bogus Florida driver's license.

JACKSONVILLE BEACH

An armed man robbed the Wachovia bank in the 3000 block of Third Street South on Monday.

The robbery occurred about 3:45 p.m. Thursday when the man entered the bank, waved a black handgun and demanded cash. During the 10-minute robbery the man jumped onto the bank teller's desk, held out a brown plastic bag and demanded the money. He was also heard yelling "this is a robbery" and "everybody put their hands up."

The assailant jumped off the counter and ran out of the bank, heading west. He was last seen in the South Beach Regional Shopping Center parking lot.

The robber is described as a white male, about 6 feet tall and 25 years old. He was last seen wearing khaki shorts, a white undershirt, a black skull cap and a brown bandana. …

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