'Santa' robs Florida bank

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A man wearing a Santa hat robbed a Southside Jacksonville bank this afternoon and fired one shot before fleeing.

No injuries were reported in the attack at the BBVACompass in the 3700 block of Beach Boulevard. A frightened pregnant woman inside the bank at the time was hospitalized as a precaution, said Lt. Derrick Lewis of the Sheriff's Office robbery unit.

The gunman struck just after 1 p.m. He fired a shot into the ceiling before fleeing with an undetermined amount of cash.

Police described the robber as a black male, about 5-feet-5 and 140 to 150 pounds. He was wearing the hat, a tan jacket and a dark shirt and dark pants. He fled in a silver four-door vehicle. Police stopped a similar vehicle a short ime later at Interstate 95 and Edgewood Avenue, but it wasn't the suspect.

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airbud7 12/06/10 - 05:27 pm
Ho ho ho, Merry Christmas-Now

Ho ho ho, Merry Christmas-Now give me all your Money☺

mable8 12/06/10 - 10:45 pm
The felon is considered a

The felon is considered a 'Santa' because he was wearing a Santa hat? Guess the robber figured he was a needy person and entitled to other people's money. Just another dimension of redistribution of wealth. Glad no one was hurt during the robbery.

Suzy Q
Suzy Q 12/06/10 - 10:59 pm
Dang! It was a ho ho holdup!

Dang! It was a ho ho holdup!

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