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:


A 16-year-old youth was robbed at gunpoint of $150, two gold necklaces and a bracelet and forced to take off his clothes behind the King Food Store, 441 Day Ave. The teen said a man came up behind him, poked a gun in his back and forced him to walk behind the store at 4:10 p.m. Sunday. The man then held the gun to his neck, ordered him to strip and give him everything he had, police said.

At first, the teen said he had never seen the robber, but later said he had spotted him in the area. A witness said he saw the teen nude behind the store, stopped to find out what was going on and heard the robber tell the teen not to say anything.

Two men, one carrying a gun and wearing a black mask, robbed the Texaco Food Mart, 6970 103rd St., of an undetermined amount of money at 10:35 p.m. March 25. The robbers ordered a store employee to open the safe, but she told them it was on a time delay and gave them the money out of the register instead. They left the store and headed east through the woods toward Tampico Road, police said.

A witness said he saw them get into a light-colored sedan in the 6700 block of 103rd Street. He followed the vehicle to the 6300 block of Morse Avenue but then lost it.


A 25-year-old woman told police two men broke into her home in the 900 block of Ontario Street and robbed her at gunpoint at 10:35 a.m. March 25. The woman said the men took a gold and diamond ring worth $3,000 and a men's gold ring worth $500.

The woman said she was talking on the phone when she heard a loud noise and went into the hallway. The robbers demanded money and valuables and started ransacking the home. The woman and her two children, 4 and 5, fled out the front door while the robbers left via the back door, police said. …

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