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Bank robber turns himself into police

Bank robber turns himself into police

Bank robber turns himself into police

The Jacksonville Sheriff's office says a man who robbed a Vystar bank on Normandy Blvd. Friday has turned himself into police.

Police say the man admitted to robbing the bank to feed his crack addiction. Police have identified the man as 39-year-old Kris Arne Reinertsen. Investigators say Reinertsen robbed the Vystar bank around 9AM Friday morning, handed a note to the teller, and then made off with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Police say he voluntarily gave a full confession and blamed it on a crack binge. No updates on charges yet.

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