Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Police Briefs; Man, 18, Slammed to Ground and Robbed by Group While on a Walk

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Police Briefs; Man, 18, Slammed to Ground and Robbed by Group While on a Walk

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Byline: SANDY STRICKLAND

An 18-year-old man was walking shortly after midnight Tuesday when a man jumped on his back, put him in a headlock and slammed him to the ground.

The victim was at 11400 Lake Mandarin Circle W. at Ricky Drive when he saw four to five men. Some were on bikes and some not. As the victim walked by them, the assault began, police said.

Some of the men held him down while his assailant went through his pockets, taking his cell phone and iPod. After the others fled, the victim told police that one man with a cigarette in his mouth remained and said, "Gimme your wallet. Don't make me stick you."

Fearing he had a knife, the victim told police he turned his pockets inside out to show they were empty, and the man left. The victim went home and called police. He suffered abrasions on his elbows, knees and left wrist, but refused rescue.

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

RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY:

10500 Docksider Drive E. - A laptop computer valued at $700 and a glass filled with $100 in coins were stolen between 1 and 2 p.m. Oct. 23 while the 46-year-old victim was working in his yard. The victim told police he left his kitchen door unlocked and the gate to the backyard and his garage door open. At one point, he returned to the garage and saw a woman standing nearby. When she asked for directions to a neighborhood house for rent, he told her about it, but she said it was hot and stepped into the garage uninvited. After a minute or so, she left even though the victim was still telling her about the house. The victim told police she seemed nervous, and her voice trembled. He told police a black Chevy Impala was parked across the street.

6796 Greenland Chase Blvd. - Someone broke the rear sliding glass door and stole a kitchen range valued at $665 from a home under construction between 4 p. …

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