Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

3 Men Charged with Armed Robbery at Quality Suites

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

3 Men Charged with Armed Robbery at Quality Suites

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Three young men from Jacksonville - ages 17, 18 and 19 - were arrested early Monday at a fast-food restaurant in Jacksonville Beach following a Sunday night armed robbery at the Quality Suites Oceanfront at 11 First St. N.

Jeremy Claude Wright of East Chestnut Oak Drive East, Travis Devon Couser of Biscayne Boulevard and an unnamed juvenile were found at the McDonald's at 51 Third St. S. by police and charged with home invasion robbery, according to their arrest reports. The two men also face concealed weapon charges.

A Virginia hotel guest walked into his room at the Quality Suites at 11:50 p.m. Sunday when three men came up from behind, pushed him to the floor and shoved three guns in his face, the arrest reports said. They stole his wallet with $1,000 in cash, credit cards, cellphone and keys, then fled past the hotel pool.

Hotel security camera video shows three men hiding in an alcove as the victim arrives at his room, then running after him as they grab for something in their waistbands, the reports said.

Based on descriptions from the security video, police found the suspects at the McDonald's about an hour later. All three tried to run but were caught. Handguns were found on the teen and Couser, and a third weapon was found near Wright.

Two of the guns had their serial numbers filed off, police said. The suspects also had the victim's driver's license, credit cards and cash.

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