JSO: Man accused In Purse Snatchings In Custody

Jul 9, 2018

Police have a man in custody who they said has confessed to robbing people in parking lots around Jacksonville.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said James Gordon snatched a bag from a 78-year-old woman in the Walmart parking lot on Normandy Boulevard June 28.

On July 2, Gordon is accused of trying to take a 62-year-old woman’s purse outside a Walmart on Beach Boulevard while she was putting groceries in her car.

The Sheriff’s Office said the woman held on to her purse but broke her hand when Gordon threw her to the ground.

Gordon has also been charged with grand theft in connection with an incident at the St. Johns Town Center North Publix, which also took place on July 2.

Contact reporter Cyd Hoskinson at choskinson@wjct.org, 904-358-6351 and on Twitter @cydwjctnews.