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Robber wearing N95 mask robs bank on Jacksonville’s Southside, police say

Suspect wore mask, sunglasses and hoodie, according to JSO

Jacksonville police released this surveillance photo of the person who robbed the Regions Bank on Southside Boulevard on Monday. (Jacksonville Sheriff's Office)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is investigating a bank robbery that unfolded Monday morning on the city’s Southside.

It happened shortly after 9 a.m. at the Regions Bank branch located on Southside Boulevard near Touchton Road, according to the Sheriff’s Office. There were five employees and a customer in the business at the time, but no one was hurt.

Police said someone walked into the bank, told a teller they had a weapon in their bag and demanded cash. The suspect then took off on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.

It’s unclear what gender or race the suspect is because their face was obscured by an N95 mask, sunglasses and a hooded sweatshirt, and they wore gloves, according to JSO. Investigators are reviewing surveillance footage of the incident. The person was described as 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighing about 130 pounds.

This marks the first time this year a bank has been robbed in Jacksonville after only two robberies were reported in 2020.