Jacksonville mom robbed at knife-point while holding 8-month-old in school parking lot

A Jacksonville mother said she was robbed at knife-point while holding her baby in a high school parking lot.

The woman said she had her 8-month-old baby on her lap inside her car as she waited for her niece to get out of Biscayne High School on Tuesday.

She said her mother was standing outside the car when a man approached them.

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“He said give me your purse now,” the mother, who didn’t want to be identified, said.

She said she saw a weapon in his hand.

“He had a big knife. Six inches long. Silver, shiny,” she said.

She grabbed a bag—but it wasn’t her purse.

“I saw the diaper bag sitting beside me and I didn’t want to give him my mom’s purse," the woman said. "So I just handed him the diaper bag."

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The police report said the man ran off with the bag, which had diapers and wipes inside.

The mother said she doesn’t regret the quick move.

"I was in shock. I didn’t know what to do,” she said.

The family immediately went to a nearby Jacksonville Sheriff's Office substation while calling 911.

They said they were hoping to give investigators a head start on finding the robber.

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She lost a diaper bag and her sense of security---but she said she did learn a lesson.

“Be aware of your surroundings, what’s going on around you," she said. "Don’t stand in parking lots like this. Just you and another female…it’s just scary out here."

JSO has a list of substation locations on the agency's website.

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Posted by Action News Jax on Wednesday, November 9, 2016
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