Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Police Briefing

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Police Briefing

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Following are crimes and other incidents reported recently on the Westside to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

ARMED ROBBERY:

A man who went into The Pantry at 1103 Murray Drive to buy a cigar at 10:20 a.m. Sunday pulled a gun on the clerk and emptied the cash register of an undisclosed amount of money, according to a police report.

The clerk told police that when he rang up the sale and opened the cash register, the robber, a man about 25, pushed him aside and emptied the register. The clerk was told by the robber to get down on the floor. A man who entered the store as the robber was leaving told police he saw him get on a darkcolored mountain-type bicycle and pedal east on Kingsbury Street.

FORGERY:

An alert employee at Stein Mart, 4399 Roosevelt Blvd., foiled an attempt by two women to purchase $402.64 worth of items with a forged and altered check.

The store security agent told police he started to watch the two women after they acted suspiciously. One of the women filled out a check at the register and the other gave her a Florida ID card. When the first woman presented the check, the security agent saw it had been altered because one of the account numbers had been erased. As he tried to stall the women so he could call police, they fled, leaving behind the ID card and check. Police said the ID card also had been altered.

BURGLARY:

A woman who lives in the 5400 block of LaMoya Avenue called police at 4:16 p.m. Sunday to report her home had been burglarized. The woman said she was out from 1:20 until 4 p.m. She said she entered her home through the garage and didn't notice anything wrong until she went into her bedroom and saw her jewelry box had been moved. Then she saw the rear door's window had been broken out. She went to a neighbor's home and called police. So far, she is missing only a gold and diamond necklace. …

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