Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Police Briefs; Man, 19, Arrested with Weapon after Carjacking

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Police Briefs; Man, 19, Arrested with Weapon after Carjacking

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Byline: SANDY STRICKLAND

A 19-year-old man was arrested on charges of carjacking and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon after the victim reported that his 1999 white Mercury Grand Marquis was stolen on the Southside early Monday. Police stopped the carjacked vehicle at 11 p.m. Monday and detained the suspect for carrying a concealed weapon.

The 27-year-old victim told police he went to the Beach Villas Apartments at 3006 E. Hunters Hill Court to drop off a woman he had picked up who had appeared to be stranded off McDuff Avenue. When they got to the building, she asked him to walk her to her apartment.

Two armed men came up, and one hit the victim on top of the head with a gun and made him strip naked, police said. The woman then took his car keys, and the assailants left with the vehicle, police said.

- Two men robbed a 20-year-old man while he was sitting in the parking lot of Taco Bell at 11228 Beach Blvd. at 8:15 p.m. Monday. The victim, who was with his 23-year-old girlfriend, had the window down when the men walked up. Police said one of the men pointed a silver snub-nose revolver at the victim, reached through the window and took his wallet containing $300.

"Don't try and follow us," police said that he told the victim. "I got seven bullets that I'm not afraid to use."

The men drove away in a white older-model Ford Crown Victoria.

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

GRAND THEFT:

Bank of America, 14288 Beach Blvd. - Three air-conditioners valued at $12,000 were stolen from the bank, which had been closed for many months. The theft occurred between Dec. 1 and Monday.

RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY:

10400 block of McLaurin Road East - Thirty boxes of hardwood flooring, nine buckets of concrete sealer, 10 buckets of glue and seven boxes of molding valued at $5,780 were stolen from a house under construction between 8 p. …

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