Woman in motorized wheelchair robs downtown Jacksonville bank

Police take suspect into custody not long after robbery reported

File photo (WJXT 2020)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A bank located blocks away from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office headquarters was robbed Monday by a woman in a motorized wheelchair, authorities said.

The bank robbery was reported about noon at the Regions Bank branch on Bay Street near Laura Street.

Police said the woman showed up to discuss an account, but she got into an argument with a teller that escalated when she threatened to kill everyone in the bank and announced she was robbing the place, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

The woman left the bank after she was given some cash, and she was taken into custody nearby a short time later, police said.

No weapon was seen during the robbery, according to police, and no one inside the bank was hurt.