Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

About $11,275 in Loot Was Reported Stolen

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

About $11,275 in Loot Was Reported Stolen

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Byline: Beth Reese Cravey, County Line staff writer

About $11,275 worth of items -- including three rifles, three shotguns and a $1,500 football autographed by the first-year team of the Jacksonville Jaguars -- were stolen during a home burglary last month in the Middleburg area, said a Clay County Sheriff's Office report.

The burglary occurred in the 1100 block of Cactus Cut Road in the Foxmeadow subdivision.

Between 9 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. on Jan. 24, someone entered a screened porch area and shattered a glass door to get inside the home, the report said. No one in the neighborhood saw or heard anything suspicious.

In addition to the weapons and autographed football, the items taken included $500 worth of jewelry, a $1,000 stereo speaker system, a $900 stereo system, other electronic equipment, compact discs and movies, the report said.

ORANGE PARK

-- While a 24-year-old man and his 2-year-old daughter slept, someone broke into their home and stole about $2,500 worth of jewelry, bottles of liquor and a few other items.

The man, who woke up during the burglary and apparently scared the intruder away, and his daughter were not injured. His wife was away at the time. The incident occurred in the 100 block of Rollin Drive in the Meadowbrook area.

-- At least three Fleming Island businesses were given counterfeit travelers checks on Jan. 26, said Clay County Sheriff's Office reports.

The Wal-Mart Supercenter, a Gate Food Post and a Shell gasoline station reported the checks, all of which were in $100 denominations and under the name of American Express.

Three checks taken by clerks at Wal-Mart were later deemed suspicions by store officials as they sorted that day's deposits. They had a dull emblem in place of a hologram, a visible image where a transparent image should have been, the reports said.

Officers canvassed the Fleming Island business district to see if other merchants were given similar travelers checks. They determined that the Gate and Shell stores each received one travelers check of the same type and with the same signature and serial numbers as those at Wal-Mart, the reports said. …

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