Police: Man with gun robs busy Wells Fargo bank

Man brandishes gun in waistband, drives off with cash, JSO says

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A man armed with a handgun robbed a busy Wells Fargo bank on Blanding Boulevard on Monday morning, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

The robbery was reported about 10:30 a.m. at the bank on Blanding near Wesconnett Boulevard in the Cedar Hills neighborhood.

Police said the man waited in line before approaching the teller, demanding the teller look at him and lifting his shirt to reveal a black semi-automatic handgun in his waistband.

The man said, "give me the money," and after the teller complied, he ran out, got into a dark-colored vehicle in the parking lot and drove off northbound, police said.

There were about 14 people in the bank at the time, according to police. Lt. Jennifer Short said no one was injured and the robber did not threaten anyone.

“I don't believe anyone knew what was going on at the time," Short said.

Surveillance photos of man who robbed Wells Fargo branch on Blanding Boulevard.

The robber is described as a white or Hispanic man in his 30s, about 5 feet, 9 inches tall, and weighing about 180 pounds with a dark beard. He was wearing a black "RCVA" ball cap, black T-shirt and dark pants and was carrying a white bag.

That same Wells Fargo location was robbed almost a year ago, on Aug. 1, 2016, according to News4Jax records.

This is the eighth bank robbery reported in Jacksonville this year. 

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