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Man wanted in multiple robberies, JSO says

Man sought in thefts in Riverside, Avondale, Ortega areas

Photo of surveillance video taken at Great Clips on Roosevelt Boulevard.
Photo of surveillance video taken at Great Clips on Roosevelt Boulevard.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in finding a man wanted in connection with multiple robberies.

A robbery was reported at 9:30 a.m. May 7 in the 3600 block of St. Johns Avenue at Pulp. JSO said the man parked a pickup truck along the Dancy Street side of the business and entered the store.

The man placed a plastic bag on the counter as he brandished a white handgun with an orange tip. JSO said he pointed the gun at the clerk and demanded that she place the money from the register in the bag.

The clerk refused the man's demands. JSO said the man then reached over the counter and attempted to open the register drawer himself, but was unsuccessful.

The man left the store, returned to his truck and was last seen driving north on Dancy Street, JSO said.

JSO believes that the man has also committed robberies at the Looking Glass at 2748 Park St., and the St. Johns Flower Market at 4015 St Johns Ave.

Authorities believe that the man also committed a petit theft at Great Clips at 4495 Roosevelt Blvd.

The man is described by JSO as a white man in his late 30s or early 40s who is 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing 155 to 175 pounds, with short brown hair. Authorities said he was last seen wearing an orange "Florida" gator T-shirt and dark-colored shorts.

JSO said it believes that the man is driving a white Ford F-150 regular cab with a long wheel base.

Residents in the Avondale or Ortega areas are advised to be on the lookout for the man and the truck.

Anyone with information about the man or his identity is asked to call the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at 904-630-0500 or email JSOCrimeTips@jaxsheriff.org. Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous and receive a possible reward up to $3,000 can call Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS.