Chuck Mulligan reported to Historic City News reporters that detectives with the St Johns County Sheriff’s Office are investigating an armed robbery that occurred in Marshalls Department Store in the 1700 block of US-1 South shortly after 5:00 p.m. this afternoon.
The suspect, who was described as a black male in his mid-to-late 20’s, about 5’ 03” to 5’ 06” tall and between 125-135lbs, demanded money from clerks working at the store.
According to eyewitnesses, the suspect had a black handgun in his waistband and left the store heading Northbound on foot carrying a Crown Royal bag with an undisclosed amount of money.
He was further described as wearing blue jeans, a bright yellow shirt with a white undershirt, oversized eyeglasses and a black hat.
A Sheriff’s Office K-9 tracked the suspect to the rear of the store where the scent ended.
Investigators believe a getaway vehicle may have been waiting in the area behind Marshalls.
Anyone with information concerning this crime is asked to contact Robbery Detective Tolbert with the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office at (904) 824-8304. You can remain anonymous and possibly be eligible for a cash reward by calling CrimeStoppers of Northeast Florida at 1-888-277-TIPS (8477).