Jacksonville police make arrest in Beach Boulevard bank robbery

Jacksonville police responded Nov. 23 to Beach Boulevard. (Copyright 2022 by WJXT News4Jax - All rights reserved.)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Police arrested a man who took off with money from a bank in the Isle of Palms area, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday.

Officers said they were called around 12:45 p.m. Nov. 23 to a robbery at a business on Beach Boulevard at San Pablo Road. News4JAX saw several JSO cruisers at the Fifth Third Bank at the intersection. Police tape could also be seen on an entrance to the bank.

According to JSO, employees told police that a man approached the counter, showed a note demanding money and said he had a weapon.

Police said that even though no weapon was seen, an employee complied “out of fear” and handed over an unknown amount of cash.

The man then left the business on foot, police said.

Police added that there was “one other customer in the bank” at the time and that no injuries were reported.

Investigators said that the suspect was eventually identified as Michael Carl Adams and that a warrant was obtained for his arrest.

On Thursday, detectives said, they located Adams, 32, and took him into custody without incident. Police said he was then interviewed before being booked into the Duval County jail on a charge of armed robbery.

According to News4JAX records, there have only been two bank robberies this year in Jacksonville, and now both have produced arrests. There’ve been three attempted holdups, one of which led to an arrest. News4JAX records, over the last five years, there’ve been 45 robberies or attempted bank robberies, and JSO had made arrests in 31.