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Charges: Aggravated Battery w/Deadly Weapon, Armed Burglary w/Battery and Robbery w/Deadly Weapon
On 01/23/19, at 8:00 a.m., at the Regions Bank located at 10109 Hillsborough West, the suspect approached the victim while she was sitting in the driver's seat of her 2010 Honda Insight, at the drive-through ATM machine. The suspect then brandished a 4" blade pocket knife and demanded the victim's money. After the victim refused to give the suspect any money, the suspect leaned into the open driver's side window and demanded the victim give her the car. After the victim refused to give the car to the suspect, the suspect crawled through the open driver's side window, crawled over the victim, and maneuvered himself onto the passenger seat. At this time, the suspect removed the keys from the ignition while waiving the knife at the victim. The victim regained control of the car keys and then began struggling with the suspect over the knife. After several minutes of struggling with the suspect over the knife, the suspect grabbed a $1.00 bill off the passenger floorboard and fled out the passenger side door. The victim sustained a lacerations to her right hand and fingers.
Detectives located the suspect in the area of Osbourne Avenue/17th Street where he was apprehended without incident. Jerome Marciniak was charged with Armed Burglary w/Deadly Weapon, Armed Burglary of a Conveyance w/Battery, and Aggravated Battery w/Deadly Weapon.