Neptune Beach FL Jan 20 2018 Thousands of dollars were stolen at gunpoint Thursday afternoon from a Loomis armored truck at the Bank of America at 301 Third St., according to the Neptune Beach Police Department.
Police are searching for a gunman who got away with $48,000 in cash after confronting two guards as they filled up an ATM outside the bank, Cmdr. Mike Key said.
The robbery occurred at 2:50 p.m. in the bank’s drive-through lane a few blocks south of Atlantic Boulevard, Key said.
“He demanded money. The security guard dropped the money, and he grabbed it and ran south on foot,” Key said. “Police flooded the area and we asked for Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office air and canine units.”
Police describe the robber as a young, thin black male about 5-foot-10, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt “pulled tightly over his face” with a bright lime green shirt over it. Although the gunman ran from the scene, a black Infiniti sport-utility vehicle was spotted fleeing the area later at high speed and may be connected, police said.
Anyone who sees the gunman should stay away and call police or First Coast Crime Stoppers at (866) 845-8477 (TIPS).