JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Police are searching for three men who tried to rob the Black Jax Arcade on Beach Boulevard. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said all three were armed with handguns and disarmed a security guard during the attempted heist.
Arcade Armed Robbery Suspects Sought— Jax Sheriff's Office (@JSOPIO) July 28, 2019
-3 black male suspects
-All armed with handguns
-Black Jax Arcade, 8500 Beach Blvd
-Security guard was disarmed
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The robbery happened on July 1, 2019 at 2 a.m. at Black JAX Arcade located at 8596 Beach Boulevard. Police say the armed robbers disarmed the security guard taking his firearm and attempted to get money but failed.
News4Jax Crime and Safety expert Ken Jefferson said if you see these men, remember they are armed and dangerous.
"Anybody that would go into a public place and disarm someone, probably at gunpoint ,means that they will not hesitate to use a gun. They don’t want to be caught. They don’t wanna be captured, If you see them do not approach them, do not try to do anything other than contact authorities," Jeffrerson said.
Surveillance images have been obtained and JSO is asking the public for assistance in identifying them.
Anyone who has any information in reference to the identity or location of these armed robbery suspects is asked to contact the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at 904-630-0500 or contact Crime Stoppers at 866-845-8477 to remain anonymous and receive a possible reward up to $3,000.
News4Jax records show there have been multiple arcade robberies in the Jacksonville area this year.
This past week, a man and a woman robbed an arcade on Normandy Boulevard.