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Teen robbed at gunpoint

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Updated: 10/17/2012 11:33 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A local man is alive tonight after being robbed at gunpoint. 18-year-old Victor Marshall was getting out Halloween decorations from his garage when police say he was held up by three robbers.

"He was taking down the Halloween decorations and all of a sudden someone pulled up and put a gun to his face," says Robert Marshall.

Robert and his wife Pam were on their way back from Charlotte, N.C., when they heard the disturbing news. Police say, their 18-year-old son Victor was robbed at gunpoint. "You just don't know how to react. You figure why us?" he says.

Robert says the masked men forced his son into the house and restrained him. "Tore down the shower curtain, covered him up with that. Just proceeded to ransack the house," he says.

He says they rummaged through drawers; he suspects looking for guns. But they ended up leaving with only a few items. "Big screen T.V. and a couple of smaller flat screens."

The three robbers were spotted by a neighbor jogging in the area. She saw something suspicious and called police. And Robert says luckily the robbers left his son unharmed. "He was scared. He wished he had a gun. I think if he had a gun it would've come out a lot worse," he says.

These robbers are still on the loose, but even if they are not caught, Robert is grateful that his son's alive.

If you have any information that could help in this case, police want to hear from you. Call Crime Stoppers at 866-845-tips.
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MQuiggJax - 2/10/2014 8:13 AM
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I have to say that this kind of news story isn't very helpful. Somewhere in Jacksonville, someone was robbed? How could anyone possibly help with information if they don't even list the general area in which the crime occurred? How can anyone take preventative measures to protect their families should these criminals be at large in their own neighborhood?
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