A Jacksonville, Florida man is in custody after holding up a store clerk with a gun, demanding money, and fleeing with cookies and a soda.
Jamell Hunt, 18, was arrested by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office on Monday morning and charged with armed robbery with a firearm and resisting arrest.
Police responded to reports of a robbery at a Dollar General on New Kings Road at 8:15 a.m. and when they arrived, the clerk said a man, later identified as Hunt, brandished a knife and a gun before demanding money.
The clerk, police said, put money in a store branded bag, which also contained Oreo cookies and a Mountain Dew.
Hunt then fled the business on a bicycle before being spotted by officers on the lookout for the suspect.
During a press conference on Monday morning, Sergeant Harvey Baker, IV said the responding officer chased the suspect on foot before losing sight of him near a wooded area.
Moments later, Sgt. Baker said, he was seen walking down a nearby road.
During a search, police located the money, Oreos and Mountain Dew.
Police also located the mask and hooded sweatshirt Hunt wore during the robbery, as well as a gun and knife.
Hunt was taken to the Duval County Jail without incident.
Sgt. Baker thanked the officers and a canine unit who all assisted in the search and arrest of Hunt.
“They did a phenomenal job at working together as a cohesive team,” Sgt. Baker said.
He added that the investigation is still active and anyone with information about the incident are encouraged to call the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office at 904-630-0500 or Crimestoppers at 866-845-TIPS.
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