Hammer-wielding robbers hit Jared at St. Johns Town Center

4th suspect in heist caught in Georgia, deputies say

By Erik Avanier - Reporter

JACKSONVILLE, Fla - Three people armed with hammers were arrested after a robbery Tuesday evening at the Jared jewelry store in the St. Johns Town Center, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

Police said at about 7 p.m., the trio walked in, broke glass counters and took jewelry. Upon leaving, they were apprehended by officers.

The three suspects were not immediately identified.

"In this day and age, it can happen anywhere," Sgt. Glossman with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said. "That's why we stress to our residents and our business owners to always be aware of your surroundings."

A fourth suspect who was seen leaving the area in a silver Hyundai Elantra was later caught in Camden County, according to deputies in Georgia.

They said the Elantra was spotted by Kingsland Police on I-95, and the officer followed it until deputies could pull it over. The man inside, Devon Newby, 28, (pictured below) was charged with driving on a suspended license and deputies placed a hold on him for the warrant out of Jacksonville.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at 904-630-0500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.

 

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