• JSO searching for 2 suspects, witness after internet café robbery

    By: Christy Turner , Action News Jax


    The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is currently searching for two suspects and a witness after a robbery at an internet café on Jacksonville's Westside on Monday. The robbers held customers and employees at gunpoint.

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    The Sheriff’s Office said two men entered the Pot of Gold Arcade on Cassat Avenue around 2:15 p.m. and forced everyone inside to the ground.

    The suspects stole personal belongings and an unknown amount of cash, according to the Sheriff's Office. They then left the scene. 

    Before entering the business, the two suspects were seen interacting with a female. The Sheriff's Office is trying to identify this witness because they believe she may have information that would assist in this case.

    Action News Jax spoke to several customers who said the internet café does not have a security guard inside. 

    Lavern Burroughs said she was at the Pot of Gold Arcade on Friday for the first time and she didn’t feel comfortable.


    “I didn’t like the fact that they was buzzing people in. I didn’t hang around too long,” Burroughs said. “You’re a real easy target when you don’t have no security.” 

    Action News Jax requested the incident report to get a description of the suspects, but we’re still waiting for a getting a copy.  

    A man who works at the internet café said the surveillance cameras captured the robbers, but he didn’t want to release the video to the public.

    Action News Jax also requested information about any times the police have been called out to the business in the last year, but has yet to receive it. 

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