Man charged in string of York County robberies

Chad Dallas Jackson (Photo provided by the York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office)
Chad Dallas Jackson (Photo provided by the York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office)

YORK COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) – A Gloucester County man has been arrested and charged in connection to a string of robberies over the last month in York County.

The York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office investigated a number of robberies at Chinese restaurants and auto parts stores in July. As part of their investigation, deputies set up surveillance operations at York County businesses that were considered possible targets.

27-year-old Chad Dallas Jackson was arrested after he was spotted outside an Advance Auto Parts store on Merrimac Trail. He was seen around 9 p.m. on July 30, walking up to the store and putting on a hooded jacket, pulling the hood up over his head. The business was locked, and deputies said Jackson walked to the back of the store before he walked away, and took off his jacket.

Law enforcement confronted Jackson, and recovered a mask and a BB pistol, similar to those described in other recent robberies. His vehicle was found outside another nearby business.

According to the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office, Jackson matched the physical description provided by the victims in all the robberies.

He was charged with four counts of robbery, one count of attempted robbery, four counts of grand larceny, four counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, four counts of wearing a mask in public to conceal identity, and five counts of abduction.

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