The Jackson Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance with information with the investigation of an armed robbery.
Police patrolling the area of the Forest Resource Education Center on Don Connor Boulevard Sunday at approximately 2:15 p.m., when the officer was flagged down by a distraught male who claimed to be the victim of a robbery which had just occurred.
As multiple other officers responded and checked the area, the victim provided the following account:
The victim, an Uber driver, reported picking up three males in Manhattan, NYC and was to drive them to a residence on Wilson Boulevard, which is located in a neighborhood off of Don Connor Boulevard. Once in the area, he observed that one of the suspects was on a cell phone allegedly arranging a meeting with another person.
The victim then left the neighborhood without stopping at the residence and made a right turn onto Don Connor Boulevard, heading toward Bowman Road. At this time, the three suspects reportedly became agitated and one of them produced a handgun and began to yell at the victim.
The victim pulled into the Forest Resource Education Center and the suspects stole cash from the victim along with his cell phone and car keys. The suspects reportedly then threw the car keys into the woods as they fled to a red vehicle driven by an unknown person, which then left the scene in the direction of Bowman Road.
The suspects were described as:
Suspect #1: Black Male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with an Adidas emblem on it and a backpack.
Suspect #2: Black or Hispanic Male wearing a red shirt, gray jeans and a “shiny” black jacket.
Suspect #3: Black Male approximately 6’-00” tall, clean shaven, short curly hair, wearing a tan jacket, white shirt, blue jeans and tan Timberland style boots. This suspect reportedly brandished a gunmetal colored revolver which was believed to be loaded at the time.
The vehicle which picked the suspects up as they fled the scene was believed to be a red Pontiac (no further information) which was operated by an unknown person.
Anyone who may have witnessed anything in the area or who may have any information about this incident is asked to contact Jackson Police Detective John Rodriguez at 732-928-1111.