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Home Invasion Suspect Threatens Safety of Child to Obtain ATM Number
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Home Invasion Suspect Threatens Safety of Child to Obtain ATM Number

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Investigators are looking for a suspect who committed a home invasion robbery and threatened the safety of the victim's child to get an ATM number.

According to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, the suspect entered a home on Chippewa Drive around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday by cutting the caulking around  the glass of an outside garage window. He then entered the home through an unlocked garage door going into the house.

The homeowner was asleep with his two children, ages 8 and 10, asleep in a nearby room. Suddenly the homeowner saw a man in the doorway of his bedroom with a gun.

The suspect told the homeowner his child was in his car and he had his cell phone. Police say he demanded an ATM number and told the victim, "if the ATM works, you can come get your child in twenty minutes."   The suspect then fled in the homeowner's car.

The children were found safe in bed. The victim later discovered the suspect took $600 from his account on the first try, and was denied on a second try. The suspect later tried to get more money from another bank and was denied.

An hour later, the victim's car was found abandoned on Argyle Forest Blvd.

The suspect did drop $10 near the car which was returned to the victim. Also stolen from his home was a wallet, credit cards, $60 cash, and the oldest son's Sponge Bob wallet with an unknown amount of money. The suspect also took ladies' jewelry worth about $2,900.

If you know anything that can help, call our partner First Coast Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS (8477).  You will remain anonymous and could receive a cash reward if your information leads to an arrest.

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