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Man arrested in Family Dollar armed robbery

David Depasque, 27, accused of putting gun to employee's back, demanding cash

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office booking photo of David Depasque
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office booking photo of David Depasque

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A man has been arrested after robbing a Family Dollar at gunpoint in August, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

David Depasque, 27, is charged with armed robbery.

Depasque entered the Family Dollar store at 5417 Beach Blvd. just before 9:45 a.m. Aug. 25 and then approached an employee, put a gun to her back and demanded cash, according to an arrest report. 

As a customer came into the store, police said, Depasque told the employee to act normal and help the customer as a safe was unlocking.

Another customer then came inside, and Depasque hid in a corner of the store while the customer paid for an item, police said.

After grabbing the cash, investigators said, Depasque took the employee's cellphone and put it in the store's bubble gum machine on his way out.

Depasque was arrested Oct. 18 and booked into the Duval County Jail on a $150,000 bond, according to jail records.