St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office detectives are investigating after a man with a handgun in the waistband of his blue jeans demanded money from clerks at the Marhsalls store on U.S. 1 South just after 5 p.m. Tuesday.
The robber was described as a black man in his mid to late 20s, 5 feet 3 to 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing between 125 and 135 pounds. In addition to blue jeans, he was wearing a bright yellow shirt with a white undershirt, oversized eyeglasses and a black hat.
According to eyewitnesses, the left the store and heading north on foot carrying a Crown Royal bag containing an undisclosed amount of money.
A Sheriff’s Office K-9 tracked the suspect to the rear of the store where the scent ended. Investigators believe it is possible a vehicle may have been waiting on the suspect in the area behind Marshall's.
Anyone who may have been in the area or may have any information related to this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 888-277-8477.