3rd Jacksonville gas station robbed in 1 week

JSO: Clerk locks would-be robber in Springfield store until police arrive

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.

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