Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Police Briefing

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Police Briefing

Article excerpt

Following are crimes and other incidents reported recently on

the Southside to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

ARMED ROBBERY

A man with a sheer mask covering the bottom of his face robbed

the Microtel Inn in the 4900 block of Mustang Road at gunpoint

at 1:46 a.m. Monday.

The desk clerk, 19, said the robber pointed a silver handgun at

her. When she began screaming, he assured her he would not shoot

her and told her to give him the money from a cash drawer. After

getting the money, the robber told her to take the wall phone

off the hook. She did so and the robber knocked it to the floor

before fleeing. Police said the robber gained entry by removing

a vent at the rear of the building that gave him access to the

water heater room. From there, the robber was able to enter the

lobby.

BURGLARY

A woman who lives in the Royal Pointe Apartments in the 7500

block of Beach Boulevard called police at 3:20 a.m. Sunday to

report she was awakened by a noise at her bedroom window. She

told police she saw a man halfway inside the window. She yelled

and the burglar fled without stealing anything.

A maintenance supervisor at the Driftwood Kentwood Apartments

in the 3800 block of University Boulevard South called police at

11 a.m. Sunday when he discovered a storage room had been

burglarized. The supervisor said the burglar kicked in the door

and then stole two air-conditioner condensers valued at $600.

A woman who lives in an apartment in the 9400 block of

Princeton Square Boulevard South called police at 1:02 a.m.

Monday after she chased a burglar from her home with a baseball

bat. The woman said she was asleep until awakened by the noise

the burglar made breaking into her second-floor apartment. The

burglar had climbed a tree to her balcony and then pried open

the door from the balcony to her apartment. The burglar was able

to remove about $50 from her purse before she confronted him

with the baseball bat. …

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