In The News: Attempted Carjack Thwarted By Armed Drivers

After stealing a cash register drawer from the Walmart at River City Marketplace in Jacksonville, FL, Christopher Raymond Hill then attempted to carjack two people at knifepoint. Both drivers were armed with guns.

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Police said Hill approached a man, Scott Reardon who was sitting in the parking lot near Supercuts. Hill asked the man for a ride and the man refused. According to the report, Hill put the cash register in the Reardean’s truck bed and pulled a knife, cutting Reardean on the hands and leg. Reardon was able to grab his pistol from his truck and point it at Hill, who then ran away toward Starbucks.

Hill ran to the car of a woman who was in line at the Starbucks drive-through. She told police she rolled down her passenger’s side window to see what he wanted and she said Hill opened her door and got into the car.

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She told police she tried to push him out of the vehicle and he would not get out. According to the report, she was in fear for her life, so she got out of her car to get her Ruger pistol out of her trunk. Hill got out of the car and came toward her. She said she pointed her pistol at him and he ran away.

When police arrived, they found Hill had barricaded himself inside the bathroom at Supercuts, but he came out when officers ordered him to.

Christopher Raymond Hill, 36, was arrested on charges of strong-arm robbery, carjacking with a firearm or deadly weapon, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and trespassing, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office online inmate information search.

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