Jax Woman Robbed, Locked In Closet

Talleyrand Woman Says Invaders Stole $3,500


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A Talleyrand woman told police she was raking her front yard on Thelma Street on Friday when two men approached her and pointed a gun at her.

The woman, who did not want to be identified, told police the two men demanded money, then forced her into her home. When they got inside, she told police, she took the men to a closet where she had hidden her tax return money.

According to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office report, the two men stole jewelry and about $200 in change from her home. The report said the robbers then put the woman into the closet and forced the door shut with a chair.

The woman said she was stuck in the closet for 15 minutes before she was able to get out.

According to the report, the woman had told people in her neighborhood about getting a large tax refund, but the woman could not give police any details on who she told about the refund.

Police are asking anyone with information on the robbery to call Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS.