Attempted bank robbery at VyStar on Atlantic Boulevard

A man walked into the VyStar Credit Union on Atlantic Boulevard and said he was armed before demanding money.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A man walked into the VyStar Credit Union on Atlantic Boulevard and said he was armed before demanding money.

The man was described as Hispanic, having tattoos on the left side of his face and his left arm, 25 to 35 years old, 175 to 200 pounds, 5'8" - 5'9", wearing a dark shirt, blue jeans and a grey ball cap.

Police said he approached a teller and told them that they had a gun and wanted all the money. The suspect then reached for his belt and the teller activated the silent alarm.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office responded to the call around 2:02 p.m. after the suspect had fled. There were five to seven other customers in the bank at the time.

Typically there is an officer on duty, according to JSO, but today there wasn't. 

The suspect was seen leaving in a silver Ford Taurus or Mercury Saber-type station wagon vehicle. This is not related to any other case, according to JSO. He did not get away with any money.

This makes 11 robberies so far in 2017, which is a typical number for this time of year, according to police. 

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