Looking for clues after bold break-in

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A bold break-in in East Arlington has several business owners wondering about their safety.

"It's a big blow to everyone involved," said D.J Smith. He's the owner of the shopping center that left several businesses damaged.

Julie Mihalakos is the owner of Julie's Jewlery. It's in a center at Atlantic and Girvin.

She says someone cut a hole in the roof of the shopping center, made their way in her stores, stole jewelery, and cut another hole in a wall to get out.

"They cut the alarm off, they took my recorder from the cameras," she said.

She, along with a dry cleaning business, and a physical therapy facility are still picking up the pieces.

"I don't know what kind of people these are, why they would want to do that," Mihalakos said.

Smith says he's surprised this happened in what's considered a pretty safe part of Jacksonville. He told First Coast News he'll be looking at security cameras, and other ways to step up security.

Anyone who has any information about the robbery is asked to contact the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at 904-630-0500.

To remain anonymous and receive a possible reward up to $3,000 for this case, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.


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