Two Jacksonville gas stations robbed within an hour

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Police are investigating two separate armed robberies that took place early Friday morning.

The first robbery happened at approximately 3:15 a.m. in the 3600 block of Lane Avenue S. at 7-Eleven, according to an incident report from the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

The victim reported that an unknown suspect dressed in all black approached her with a silver revolver while she was washing dishes. The suspect told her "Don't scream. This is not a drill" and then demanded money, the report detailed . The victim gave the suspect all the money from register.

The suspect then asked for more money but the victim told the suspect that the only other money was in a safe that she did not have access to.

She then noticed another suspect in the cooler holding a gun on her male co-worker, who had been in there stocking drinks.

The male victim stocking drinks said the second suspect had a semi-automatic handgun and demanded he get on the ground. He complied with the suspect and put his hands behind his head.

As the victim was on the ground, he heard the other suspect say "we got it," according to the report.

The female victim said the two suspects left the store, fired a shot while in the parking lot and fled the scene.

According to the police report, while this crime was being investigated another robbery had taken place around 4:30 a.m. in the 6000 block of Roosevelt Blvd at a Kangaroo gas station.

A victim from that gas station told officers that as he was outside smoking a cigarette, a suspect dressed in all black ran towards him with a handgun. The suspect told the victim to go inside the store and open the register.

The victim complied with the suspect's request and gave him all the money from the register. The safe is on a time delay and could not be opened, however, the suspect used a button on the safe that dispenses one $20 bill at a time several times.

The suspect then said, "Thank you for your cooperation," the report detailed.

A second suspect entered the store with a handgun dressed in all black. He noticed a second cash register and made the victim open it.

After the suspects took the money from both registers, they left the store on foot in the direction Savannah Oaks Apartments.

No one was hurt at either gas station.

JSO has not said whether these two robberies are connected at this time.

If anyone has any information regarding these two incidents, contact First Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.


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