Police searching for robbery suspect, Cornelius Mann

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A police standoff ended after over six hours of attempting to get a suspect out of a Westside home. The suspect was not inside.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office was attempting to apprehend a suspect believed to have been inside a home in the 7400 block of Centauri Road.

According to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, they were searching for 33-year-old Cornelius Lamont Mann, a robbery suspect considered a "violent felon".

Police said, a woman and children walked out of the home earlier Friday morning and confirmed Mann was inside.

Police are now attempting to locate Mann.

Melissa Bujeda with JSO said, "When you are dealing with an individual who is armed and dangerous and who has committed crimes in the Jacksonville community, such as robberies, you don't know what they are going to do next."

According to JSO jail logs, Mann has prior charges of attaching a license plate or validation sticker not assigned, knowingly operating vehicle while license suspended and armed robbery. Mann served almost 10 years in prison for the armed robbery charge and was released January 16, 2013.

Neighbors in the area say they are concerned with all of the police activity. Area residents were evacuated from their homes during the search.

"This is where I raised my kids and my grandkids," said Becky. "We need help on the Westside...bad."

Another neighbor expressed frustration.

"I want to back into my house," said Queen. "I am hungry and I am tired and I am hot."

The Time to Learn Child Development Center is across the street from the stand-off. Caregivers inside say they are on high alert for their children.

"We need to protect our children when they are in day care and at home and out on the streets," said Nanny. "Don't let your kids run around in the neighborhood."

Anyone who has any information in regards to the whereabouts of Cornelius Lamont Mann 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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