First images of Marshalls robbery suspect

This morning, Historic City News has received additional evidence in the investigation of an armed robbery that occurred at the peak of rush hour yesterday near one of St Johns County’s most congested intersections; SR-312 and US-1 South at the Marshalls Department Store.

Police need your help identifying this man; described as a black male in his mid-to-late 20’s, about 5’ 03” to 5’ 06” tall and between 125-135lbs. At the time of the robbery, he was wearing blue jeans, a bright yellow shirt with a white undershirt, oversized eyeglasses and a black hat.

Chuck Mulligan told Historic City News reporters this morning that detectives with the St Johns County Sheriff’s Office hope to have better images from surveillance video cameras that recorded the incident as it occurred.

According to eyewitnesses, the suspect had a black handgun in his waistband when he demanded money from clerks working at the store. He was observed leaving the store, heading Northbound on foot. He was carrying a Crown Royal bag with an undisclosed amount of money.

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).

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