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Florida trucker attacked with crowbar during armed robbery at rest stop

A trucker recovering in a vacant lot in St. Johns County, Florida was violently assaulted and robbed on March 21.

The ambush: At 10:15 p.m., a masked bandit armed with a gun and a crowbar burst into his rig, hit the trucker on the head, and fled with cash and a phone.

  • The attacker was well-hidden, wearing a hoodie, face mask, dark glasses, and gloves, making identification difficult.
  • After the crime, the trucker located his phone outside the truck and dialed 911.

The call for help: The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office has rolled out a search for the assailant and is asking the public for any useful intel.

In truckers' defense: Such a brutal incident is a harsh reminder of the dangers truckers face even during breaks. It’s vital to stay aware and report any suspicious activity.

Investigators are examining cabin video footage for clues and urging anyone with information to come forward, reported Action News Jax.

The St. Johns County Sheriff's Office has not disclosed the condition of the trucker following the attack but emphasizes the need for vigilance and community support in these cases.

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