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ABC Liquors store robber sought

The man was seen on surveillance video jumping of the store counter with a rifle.
The man was seen on surveillance video jumping of the store counter with a rifle.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A man who robbed an ABC Liquors store on the Westside last week is being sought by police.

The man robbed the store in the 1100 block of South Lane Avenue about 11 p.m. July 2.

The man was seen on surveillance video jumping of the store counter with a rifle. Police said he ordered store employees on the floor and took more than $800.

First Coast Crime Stoppers announced at the store Wednesday that a $6,000 reward -- $5,000 from the store and $1,000 from Crime Stoppers -- is being offered for information leading to the robber's arrest. Wyllie Hodges, executive director of Crime Stoppers, said the man should turn himself in or else his friends will turn him in for the high reward.

"Trust me, your friends are not that friendly. They are going to turn you in," Hodges said, addressing the robber. "Someone is going to call about this. To your friends: You know who it is. You know where he lives. You know where he hangs out. And you are going to call us? I know you are."

Anyone with any information about the man's identity or whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS. Callers can remain anonymous.