90ºF

Man robs Ponte Vedra Beach cellphone store

photo

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – St. Johns County deputies are asking for the public's help identifying a man who robbed an AT&T store in Ponte Vedra Beach on Sunday afternoon.

Deputies said the man walked into the store on A1A North about 4 p.m. and inquired about various phones. The clerk said the man left for a short period of time, only to return with a black handgun and demanded new unopened phones from the storage room.

After placing the merchandise in a multi-colored bag, he locked the clerk in a store room and walked out of the store and headed north.

photo

The suspect is described as a black man about 6 feet tall with a thick build who was wearing black shorts, black T-shirt, black tennis shoes, black hat and black sunglasses. 

Investigators ask anyone who may have seen the individual or have additional information about the robbery to call Detective Scott Lennon with the Major Crimes Unit at 904-824-8304. Or, to be eligible for a reward, contact the N.E. Florida Crime Stoppers at 888-277-TIPS.