63 year-old victim of home invasion today


Robbery Homicide detective Charles Brantley reported to Historic City News that three unknown suspects are being sought in connection with a home invasion robbery that occurred early this morning.

Deputies responded to a residence in the 200 block of Vista Lagoon Court in Ponte Vedra Beach at 4:00 a.m. Tuesday morning when the 63 year-old female resident called E-911 to report that three assailants robbed her in her home.

The victim stated that she heard a noise in the living room at 3:30 a.m. and thought it could be her cat so she went to investigate. The victim walked into the living room to turn on a light when she sensed three large dark shadows in the room.

She told detectives that a man told her not to turn on any lights.

One of the robbers, armed with a handgun, demanded money and escorted the victim to the kitchen to retrieve her purse.

Another robber, armed with a rifle, escorted the victim to a bedroom where he removed a computer and printer.

The three criminals removed a large flat screen television from the living room and fled in an unknown type vehicle.

The robbers were described as black males dressed in black with black masks. A search of the area did not locate the suspects. The victim was not injured during the incident.

Anyone with information concerning this crime is asked to contact 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).