BBQ bandit sought by police

by: Erica Bennett Updated:


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Jerome Brown has seen it all. But this. This is new. 

"Twenty years I've been here. Never happened,” he said.

Police say a man broke into a side door last week and had a field day inside Jerome Brown'sBBQ and Wings. You name it, he took it.

“Ribs, chicken, oil, baked beans, pork and beans, sausage and shrimp,” Brown continued.

And that's not all. The bandit also stole BBQ sauce, computers and a register. That plus the food totals out to about $4,000.

Longtime customers can't believe it.

“The people worked hard to get where they're at. I don't understand why anyone would do something like that,” Kaylah Yarberry said.

Brown said everything that was supposed to be in place that night. was. Surveillance cameras, alarm. Locked doors. That still didn't stop this determined crook. Brown believes he even brought a truck to haul away the goods and most likely will sell them on the street.

The goal now is to build back supply and keep serving Northwest Jacksonville. In the meantime, he has a message for law enforcement:

“Prosecute them to the fullest."

We’re told ADT sent Brown a text when it went off, but did not call the police. He plans on looking into that.