Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Police Think Same Men Robbed 3 Restaurants Workers Held at Gunpoint

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Police Think Same Men Robbed 3 Restaurants Workers Held at Gunpoint

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Byline: Veronica Chapin, Times-Union staff writer

Three armed robberies in the last two weeks at popular fast-food restaurants were likely done by the same masked bandits, Jacksonville police said.

In all three of the robberies, the men were wearing ski masks and dark clothing. They forced the employees into the food cooler before getting away. No one has been severely injured, although one woman sustained some cuts in one of the incidents.

The first robbery occurred Jan. 14 at the Burger King at 3768 Beach Blvd. The men held a woman at gunpoint about 7 p.m. and used her as a body shield to enter the business after breaking a glass window with a cinder block. Once inside, they took money from the cash register and safe.

Two days after the first robbery, the McDonald's at 8029 Normandy Blvd. was hit about 10:30 p.m. The men, armed with semi-automatic weapons, entered through the drive-up window and demanded cash and employee car keys. The workers were told they would be shot if they came out of the cooler. …

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