Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Police Investigate Southside Thefts

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Police Investigate Southside Thefts

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Byline: Dan Scanlan, Times-Union staff writer

Nine men and a woman, all armed with guns and wearing ski masks, forced their way into an apartment in the 6700 block of Wolfpack Way early Sunday and stole a car, computer game, cellular telephone, videocassette recorder and purse, police said.

The armed robbery was one of a number of Southside thefts police are investigating from the past week, two of which saw money stolen without weapons, another that saw a gun fired during an argument, and a final incident that saw a masked gunman get less than he hoped for outside a Powers Avenue apartment complex.

In the first incident, a 20-year-old man and 22-year-old woman told police that the 10 intruders ran into their apartment on Wolfpack Way at 2:45 a.m., after the woman opened the door.

One of the intruders hit the woman in the face with a handgun, while another ran into a bedroom, slamming the door into the face of the man inside. Police said the intruders stole the items as well as a set of keys to a gray 1995 Buick Skylark before fleeing, some in the car.

Police are also seeking another woman in connection with a late April 12 incident in the Southwind Villas apartment complex at 8711 Newton Road that included a woman shooting at a couple and missing.

Police said they were called to the complex at 10:55 p.m. on a report of a gunshot. That is when they learned that a 17-year-old man had been talking to a woman outside her apartment when she pulled out a handgun and ordered him to get away or "she would shoot him," according to the police report.

The teen returned to the apartment a few minutes later with a 23-year-old woman and argued with the woman inside again. This time, she pulled out the handgun and fired once at the couple through her screen door, missing them before she fled, police said. …

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