Police believe three recent Jacksonville robberies are connected
POSTED: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 5:18pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 5:20pm
JACKSONVILLE — Three convenience stores in Jacksonville have been robbed during the month of October. Authorities with the Jacksonville Police Department tell KETK, they believe the aggravated robberies are related.
The first happened during the early evening of October 14th at CJ's Quick Stop on the 600 block of East Rusk Street.
The store's clerk was robbed at gun point by a black man wearing a jacket with something covering his face. The robber left the store with an undisclosed amount of money.
The second incident happened at J & J Food Mart on the 1500 block of South Jackson St. during the early morning hours of October 22nd. A man dressed in a similar manner as the first robber entered the store and demanded cash.
He left the store with an unknown amount of money.
However, on Tuesday, October 23rd, the same store - J & J's Food Mart - was hit by a man who police believe to be the robber in the first two incidents.
The robber was again dressed with a covering over his face and a jacket. He robbed the store at gunpoint, and got away with some cash.
Luckily, in each incident the clerks were unharmed.
The Jacksonville Police Department is asking for the public's help identifying the robber. The FBI is also investigating the case, and is offering a reward for any information that can lead to the arrest and indictment of the robbers.
If you have information, please contact Jacksonville Police Detectives James Oden or Greg Compton.
Information from the Jacksonville Police Department