Semi-truck repo turns into carjacking, Baymeadows massage parlor robbed in unrelated crimes

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A repossession of a semi-truck on the Westside turned into a carjacking on Tuesday.


At around 12 p.m. an auto recovery company tasked with the job was able to successfully move a semi-truck from a residence in the 4000 Lenox Ave. area. However, as the repo driver drove away, the suspect armed himself with a gun and jumped into his pickup truck, beginning the chase.

The suspect was able to pull in front of the repo driver, blocking his path. He pulled out a handgun and fired a shot into the air, forcing the driver out of his vehicle.

The suspect got into the tractor-trailer and drove the vehicle back to his home.

Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said they were able to bring the suspect into custody.

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JSO says no one was injured during this incident.

Baymeadows armed robbery

In what JSO says is a totally separate incident, at around 3 p.m. a suspect in his mid-20s and armed with a handgun forcibly gained access inside a massage parlor at 8600 Baymeadows Rd.

The suspect, who was dressed in all black and wearing a mask, stole the owner’s purse and some sort of physical altercation ensued. The owner suffered minor injuries.

Police were able to find the suspect around a mile-and-a-half from the scene and he was taken into custody.

JSO said they were waiting on search warrants as the investigation continues.

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