Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Police Briefs; Gunmen Hit 2 Southside McDonald's Restaurants

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Police Briefs; Gunmen Hit 2 Southside McDonald's Restaurants

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McDonald's wasn't "lovin' it" when gunmen robbed two of its Southside fast-food restaurants within a few days of each other.

In the first robbery, two men entered the restaurant at 3143 Emerson St. by crawling through the drive-through window at 4:42 a.m. Nov. 24. One of the men held two employees at gunpoint while the other forced the night shift manager to open the safe. The men, who had bandanas covering their faces, took an unknown amount of money.

The second robbery was at 9:15 p.m. Nov. 29 at 11310 Beach Blvd. A customer told police he was standing at the soda fountain when a man carrying a gun jumped over the counter. The customer immediately ran out of the restaurant.

An employee told police the man demanded money, but he pressed an alarm button and jumped out through the drive-thru window.

Another employee told police she was in the manager's office when the man pointed a gun at her without saying a word. He then ran out of the restaurant without taking anything and left in a blue Ford Taurus that police said had been carjacked. It was recovered downtown.

- A 58-year-old man was carjacked at gunpoint at a Southside post office at 6:20 a.m. Nov. 24. The victim told police a man walked up to him in the parking lot at 3000 Spring Park Road, pointed a gun and told him to give him the keys to his vehicle.

The man and an accomplice got into the vehicle, a white 2005 Cadillac Escalade belonging to the victim's employer, and drove away. The victim's gun also was stolen. A witness told police he was standing about 15 feet away when he saw the incident and quickly went inside the post office.

The following are crimes and other incidents reported recently on the Southside to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office:


3700 block of Toledo Road - Police arrested three men, 21, 33 and 28, after seeing them punching a 32-year-old man on the head and back at 3 p. …

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