Jacksonville, FL — Several customers, as well as two employees, were inside at the time, but thankfully no injuries are reported after an attempted bank robbery.
The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office says an Hispanic male between 25 and 35-years-old, with tattoos on the left side of his face and on his left arm, told the teller he had a gun, prompting the employee to activate the silent alarm.
JSO crime scene unit van at scene along with at least two patrol units @ActionNewsJax @WOKVNews pic.twitter.com/PHgStrYTij— Lorena Inclán (@LorenaANjax) August 7, 2017
The suspect then fled empty-handed. He was last seen getting into a silver Ford Taurus or Mercury Sable-type stationwagon vehicle with roof racks.
JSO confirms this is the 11th bank robbery or bank robbery attempt so far this year, but a sergeant says that's about average.
JSO says suspect got away w/ no money. Several customers & at least two employees inside at the Vystar at the time @ActionNewsJax @WOKVNews— Lorena Inclán (@LorenaANjax) August 7, 2017
JSO looking for Hispanic male suspect with tattoo on his face. They're looking at surveillance video now @ActionNewsJax @WOKVNews pic.twitter.com/1iESX3qFAD— Lorena Inclán (@LorenaANjax) August 7, 2017
JSO says this incident makes 11 bank robberies so far this year but Sgt. says that's considered average @ActionNewsJax @WOKVNews— Lorena Inclán (@LorenaANjax) August 7, 2017