A repossession of a semi-truck on the Westside turned into a carjacking on Tuesday.
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At around 12 p.m. an auto recovery company tasked with the job was able to successfully gain entrance into a semi-truck at a residence in the 4000 Lenox Ave. area. However, as the company driver drove away, the suspect armed himself with a gun and jumped into his pickup truck to begin the chase.
The suspect was able to pull in front of the semi, blocking its path. He pulled out a handgun and fired a shot in the air, forcing the driver out of the semi.
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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