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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Authorities were dispatched to Dunkin Donuts June 2 in regards to an armed robbery in progress while the business was closed.

It happened around 1:53 a.m. located at 11657 Beach Boulevard. The suspect entered through the back door of the business wearing a stocking over his face and armed with a firearm, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

The suspect pointed a firearm at the employee and had her walk into the cooler. The employee stayed inside the cooler for approximately 45 minutes until she thought it was safe to exit and called the police.

Police say, video surveillance showed the suspect enter the business and force the employee into the cooler. The suspect then left and returned with another suspect wearing all dark clothing.

One of the suspects attempted to gain access to the office safe, but was not successful. The suspects then took the employee tip box containing cash and fled on foot toward the Beachwood area.

Anyone who has any information in regards to this armed robbery is asked to contact the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at 904-630-0500 or email JSOCrimeTips@jaxsheriff.org.

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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