Deputies release photos of items in strong arm robbery

Published On: Dec 24 2013 09:07:27 PM EST   Updated On: Dec 19 2013 05:50:48 PM EST

Detectives in St. Johns County have released images of three items believed to belong to a strong arm robber at a Kangaroo store Monday morning.

The items are a crowbar with a red tip, a pair of gloves and a wool Jaguars hat that were found in the vicinity of the robbery.

The victim, a 38-year-old employee, said she arrived at the store at 2800 U.S. 1 South at 5:30 a.m. and was preparing the store for opening when she found the man in the office area.

IMAGES: Items belonging to robber

Deputies said the man told her he had recently lost his job and demanded money for his children's Christmas. The victim then went to the front of the store and gave the man an undisclosed amount of cash.

The robber escorted the woman back to the rear office and then fled out the front door, deputies said.

Investigators said the man had entered the store through the roof sometime during the early morning hours and waited until the woman arrived to confront her.

The robber is described as a white man in his mid-20s to early 30s, 5 feet 5 to 5 feet 7 inches tall. He was wearing a dark hat, grey plaid shirt and blue jeans, and a white or grey shirt was covering his face, leaving only his eyes open. He did not display a weapon.

Anyone with any information concerning the man's identity or whereabouts is asked to call Detective Thomas Marmo at the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office at 904-209-2191 or Crime Stoppers at 888-277-TIPS (8477).


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