Police are looking for a man who robbed the River City Marketplace Walmart in Jacksonville, Florida, at gunpoint Monday morning around 6 a.m.
The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office report said the robber was wearing a Walmart vest with a name tag with “Ray” on it.
The report said he walked into the office where the money is counted at that Walmart, pulled out a gun and demanded an employee fill some bags he brought with cash.
As he turned to leave, the report said, the thief threw some cash back, telling the employee to keep it for herself.
JSO’s report said there were about 55 employees at the store during the robbery, but only five of them said they saw any part of what happened.
Witnesses said the robber was 5 feet 4 inches to 5 feet 6 inches with short black hair. They estimate he’s 25-35 years old.
He wore dark pants, a shirt and that Walmart vest.
If you know anything, JSO asks that you call 904-630-0500.
When Erica Wofford drove up to the Walmart with her 5-month-old at around 8 a.m., she knew something was wrong right away.
“There were a lot of cops surrounding like, every door, and it was just taped off with red tape,” said Wofford.
She said she shops there once a week and usually feels safe.
“I usually do. I mean, it’s not a ghetto Walmart or anything,” said Wofford. “I never thought it would be the main Walmart that I go to that would get robbed, you know? It’s crazy.”
Wofford said it’s scary that someone would pull out a gun there, but she’s not against people carrying them into the store.
“If he went off and started shooting people, I think somebody that was also armed could’ve taken charge and did something about it,” she said.
She said she's just glad she and her baby weren’t there when it happened.
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