JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – An armed man dressed in all black robbed a bank in the Beauclerc neighborhood on Tuesday, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said.
Just after 3 p.m., according to police, the man entered the Regions Bank on San Jose Boulevard, just south of Beauclerc Road, pulled out a black semiautomatic handgun and demanded money. Police said the man took off south on San Jose Boulevard after the teller handed over money.
Three customers and five employees were inside the bank at the time, police said. No injuries were reported.
Police said the man, who appeared to be 25 to 30 years old, was wearing black sweatpants and a black hoodie, with his face partially covered. He was described as being about 5 feet, 7 inches to 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighing 140 to 150 pounds.
Tuesday’s holdup was the first bank robbery this year in Jacksonville. Last year, there were 12, with arrests in seven. In 2018, there were 18, with arrests in 17. Those numbers show JSO has an 80% clearance rate in bank jobs over the last two years.