On 4/28/20, the Suwannee County Sheriff’s Office held a press conference and announced that they have charged 32-year-old Jermar Tillie in connection to the attempted murder and robbery of the owner of a pawn shop in Live Oak, FL. The robbery occurred on April 20. Tillie was accompanied by an unidentified female. While one of the store’s employees was distracted, Tillie allegedly used a handgun and shot the store owner several times. The suspects then fled in a 2016-2019 Nissan Sentra. The owner is hospitalized and he is in serious condition. Click here to read about how law enforcement arrested Tillie. His female accomplice remains at large. If you have any information about her, please email the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at

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