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Jacksonville police: Man ‘in a rush’ robs Mandarin bank

Jacksonville police investigate a bank robbery Thursday on San Jose Boulevard.
Jacksonville police investigate a bank robbery Thursday on San Jose Boulevard. (WJXT)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A bald man in his mid-40s was “in a rush” Thursday when he robbed a bank in Mandarin, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said.

It happened about 1:30 p.m. at the Fifth Third Bank on San Jose Boulevard at Loretto Road.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, the man pushed a note, demanding money, to a teller and told her that he had a gun, but one was not seen. He also told the teller that he was “in a rush,” police said.

The Sheriff’s Office said the man, who was wearing a black shirt and khaki pants, left the bank and got inside a silver or gray Nissan Versa or Sentra, which took off north on San Jose Boulevard.

There were three employees and one customer in the bank at the time. No injuries were reported.

Police described the man as being about 6 feet tall and weighing 240 pounds. The description appeared to be similar to that of a man accused of robbing a St. Johns County bank last week.

Thursday’s holdup was the second bank robbery this year in Jacksonville. Earlier this week, according to JSO, an armed man dressed in all black robbed the Regions Bank on San Jose Boulevard, just south of Beauclerc Road.

According to News4Jax records, last year, there were 12 bank robberies in Jacksonville, 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.


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