A 27-year-old Gloucester County man has been arrested by York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Investigators in connection to the recent string of robberies at auto parts stores and Chinese restaurants in York County over the past month.
The robberies occurred at Main Moon Chinese Restaurant in the 6500 Block of Rt. 17 on July 10th, Hong Kong Chinese Restaurant in the 4300 Block of Rt.17 on July 12th, Advance Auto Parts in the 6500 Block of Rt. 17 on July 16th, Auto Zone in the 500 Block of Merrimac Trail, in upper York County on July 25th, as well as an attempted robbery of the Advance Auto Parts store in the 400 Block of Merrimac Trail, also in upper York County on July 30, 2014.
Investigators say they were conducting surveillance operations at businesses that might be targets of the armed robber on Wednesday, July 30th alongside members of the Sheriff’s Office Uniform Patrol Division.
At approximately 8:55 p.m., investigators and deputies observed Chad Dallas Jackson approach the Advance Auto Parts on Merrimac Trail. Jackson put on a hooded jacket and put the hood over his head before walking up to the door.
Jackson attempted to open the door but the clerks had already locked the door for the night. He then walked behind the business and removed the hooded jacket.
Investigators and deputies confronted Jackson and detained him. Deputies recovered a mask and a BB gun pistol similar to those described in previous robberies.
Jackson’s vehicle was found parked nearby at another business on Second Street in Williamsburg.
Jackson has been charged with 4 Counts of Robbery, 1 Count of Attempted Robbery, 4 Counts of Grand Larceny, 4 Counts of Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony (Robbery), 4 Counts of Wearing a Mask in Public to Conceal Identity, and 5 Counts of Abduction.