Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Police Report

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Police Report

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

Armed robbery:

A Southside couple were arrested and charged with two armed robberies on University Boulevard West early Thursday.

According to police reports, a man, 37, of the 2600 block of Larsen Road, went into the Winn-Dixie store at 1520 University Blvd. W. at 2:30 a.m. to get some beer while his girlfriend, 29, waited outside in a 1981 gray Chevrolet pickup truck.

A store employee said the robber approached the counter with a 12-pack of Corona beer and a carton of Marlboro cigarettes. He pulled out a hunting knife and said, "Give me all the money or I will cut you." That employee ran to the back of the store while another employee tried to open the register for the robber. When he couldn't get it open, he started to run but the robber lunged at him with the hunting knife, causing a small cut on his leg.

The girlfriend later told police her boyfriend came running out of the store with the beer and cigarettes, jumped into the truck and said, "Go, go, go!" She drove off and at 3:30 a.m. they went to the Waffle House at 5208 University Blvd. W. to get something to eat.

Her boyfriend went inside while she waited in the truck. Store employees told police the robber first asked if they had any specials on the menu. Then he pulled his hunting knife, jumped over the counter and demanded money. The robber got the money from the cash register, ran out the door and got into the gray pickup truck and again told his girlfriend to "Go, go, go!"

Witnesses gave police a description of the man, the woman and the truck, and they were stopped by police at Baymeadows Road and Philips Highway.

Sexual battery:

A door-to-door saleswoman, 19, told police she was raped by a man pretending to show interest in the items she was selling at the Belle Rive Apartments, 8715 Belle Rive Blvd. …

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