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Avenues Best Buy hit by alleged inside job

10:53 AM, Jul 3, 2012   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A local Best Buy is missing nearly $20,000 in cell phones.

Multiple iPhone, Droid and AP phones were stolen from the back stock area of the Best Buy store at the Avenues, according to a police report from the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

The theft was described in the report as an, "employee theft," and is believed to have been carried out by an employee with access to the back stock area.

Further investigation by JSO and Best Buy personnel revealed an alarm in an emergency door was inoperable due to a dead battery, the report states. Anyone who opened the door would not have triggered the alarm to go off.

A surveillance camera in the back stock area was also inoperable during the investigation, the report details.

JSO does not currently have suspects in this case.

Anyone with any information about the identity or location of a potential suspect is asked to contact JSO at 904-630-0500 or email To remain anonymous and receive a possible reward, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.

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