JACKSONVILLE, FL — It was meant to be just a quick stop at home. The incident happened at 9:49 a.m., Wednesday morning. The victim was on the way to pick up her three year old daughter at her home on Oak Bay Drive. Her mom was baby-sitting.
“I went inside to use the restroom and I heard a big boom,” says the victim.
On the surveillance tape outside the home, you can hear one of the men yelling at the victims inside to get on the ground.
“Lay down, lay down!” yells one of the suspects.
The door is kicked open and three men walk in with a gun.
“When I saw him point the gun at my baby it was like my body went numb. He told my mom and daughter to lay on the floor and then he grabbed me around my neck and put the gun to my temple, and drug me around the house asking me where was the money,” says the victim.
The money was in the family safe. That’s where they went next. The other men stood as lookouts in the living room with the grandmother and the three-year-old. Helpless, this victim did the only thing she could.
“I started praying for the man as he had the gun on my head. I started rubbing his back and started praying for God to have mercy on me and him. I said Lord he don’t know what he’s doing. I said just have mercy on both of us. Spare my life and I just started to pray and I could feel like a calmness,” says the victim.
In less than two minutes the men were gone, leaving with the safe just as fast as they came. They took off in a car parked out front. Their car had pulled up right behind hers.
“I just thank God that we’re here to tell about it,” says the victim.
The family says the security cameras have only been up for a week. The cameras were only put up because the family had just installed a new security system at their business. These were extra cameras they already paid for and decided to put them to good use.
Watch the surveillance video attached with this story to see a better description of the three black male suspects in this case. The three men were wearing black shirts and put on plastic gloves before entering the home. The first man who entered the home was wearing a camouflage baseball hat. Another man was wearing a blue baseball hat. The man who exited the home holding the safe was bald. The victim says the men looked like they were in their late twenties.
Police describe the getaway car as a light colored, four-door Cadillac.
The victim says she wonders if the three men followed her home that morning.
If you recognize the people or the car, you can remain anonymous by calling our partner, First Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.
Source: First Coast News
When my last ol’ buddy Odie dies, I’ve sworn to never get another dog because it just hurts too much when they pass on. On the other hand, I don’t think those POSs would have blithely kicked the door down when a couple of Rottweilers were lounging outside on the lawn.