Thursday, June 09, 2011
Three armed robbery suspects are currently in custody in Putnam County and the PCSO will be releasing information about the circumstances surrounding their arrests there momentarily.
Clay County Sheriff's Office detectives and Green Cove Springs Police Department detectives consider the below-mentioned cases (see original media release at bottom) cleared in light of the capture of these men in Putnam County. Additional charges/warrants are pending locally.
http://public.pcso.us/jail/booking.aspx The booking photos are posted on-line on the PCSO website via the link here.
Additional investigative work is ongoing to determine what other crimes these individuals may be involved in our region.
********Original Release from May 18, 2011*******
MEDIA RELEASE: Armed Robbery Suspects Sought in Clay County; GCSPD and CCSO Joint Investigation
Three men armed with firearms robbed the Hess Express store at 1010 SR 16 East in Green Cove Springs overnight (1am).
The Green Cove Springs Police Department responded and has obtained surveillance video that may be helpful in identifying the suspects. The suspects enter the store wearing red bandanas, hats/hoods and possibly ski masks to conceal their identity. However, their clothing and manner/style of walk may be recognizable to people who know them.
One of the suspects first forced the female store clerk to lie on the ground but then afterwards ordered her to open the register. The clerk was not harmed and the robbers fled the area with an unknown amount of cash and multiple cartons of cigarettes.
This case is similar (suspects and m-o) to another armed robbery that occurred in Clay County on 5/9/11 at the Hibernia Kangaroo store (6935 Hwy 17, Orange Park.) Video from both incidents, Hess Express and Kangaroo, are being provided today to media outlets so the public may be made aware and may call law enforcement with any information that may assist in ID’ing the suspects.
password: K21yCsG2 (password is case sensitive)
Anyone with information that may help ID the suspects is asked to call the GCSPD at 904-529-2220. Ask to speak to Det. Acres or Det. Perry. Citizens may also contact the CCSO at 904-213-6104.