JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A third gas station robbery in Jacksonville in less than a week has raised questions about the safety of clerks at convenience stores.
A gas station clerk was shot and killed Saturday morning in Arlington, and a Circle K in Murray Hill was robbed early Wednesday morning.
Jacksonville police said the third robbery was reported Thursday morning at the 76 gas station on West 8th Street in Springfield.
Police said a man made demands for money to the cashier, who was able to safely barricade himself behind the counter and locked the would-be robber in the store until police arrived.
Police said the suspect never showed a weapon and no one was hurt. He was taken into custody.
Detectives are looking into the possibility that someone else was involved.
SURVEILLANCE FOOTAGE caught the suspect in the store after an attempted robbery. JSO has suspect in custody. @wjxt4 pic.twitter.com/jugfcPiieu— Brittany Muller (@WJXTBrittanyM) December 20, 2018