Sheriff: 3 men rob Callahan-area internet cafe at gunpoint

Deputies search for men accused of early morning holdup

VIDEO: Deputies are searching for three men accused of holding up an internet cafe in Callahan.

NASSAU COUNTY, Fla. – Deputies are searching for three men accused of holding up an internet cafe in the Callahan area early Thursday.

Nassau County Sheriff Bill Leeper said that the three men were inside the Cyber Center on U.S. 1, just north of Callahan and south of Hilliard, about 2:45 a.m. Thursday.

Leeper said that when all the other patrons left the internet cafe, the men pulled out semi-automatic handguns and robbed the business clerk of $6,500.

After the robbery, the trio got into a small, black 4-door vehicle and drove off, the sheriff said.

Leeper said the three men were described as black males, each about 5 feet, 9 inches tall, and appearing to be about 18 to 20 years old.

One of the men, who had a slender/medium build and short hair, was wearing dark pants and a black hoodie. Another man, who had a slender/medium build and dreadlocks, was wearing a dark long-sleeve jacket and dark pants. The third man, who had a slim build, was wearing tight, white yoga pants and a white long-sleeve shirt.

The armed robbery comes at the height of an adult arcade crackdown in Jacksonville. The owner of the Callahan property told News4Jax that while robberies may be common at Jacksonville internet cafes, they are rare in Nassau County.

Anyone with information about the identities of the men can contact the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office at 904-548-4034 or First Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.

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