Forks Township Police Nab Armed Robbery Suspect
Forks Township man charged with robbery of Chubby's, may be connected to others.
Forks Township police have arrested a suspect in an armed robbery Thursday who may be connected to others in the township over the past month.
Police Chief Greg Dorney said in a press release that Tariq Jackson, 22, of Jaime Court was charged with the armed robbery of the Chubby's convenience store on Sullivan Trail Thursday morning.
Dorsey said detectives are looking into Jackson's possible involvement in two other burglaries in the township.
In a little over a month, Forks Township has had at least three armed robberies: the Chubby's incident, one at Jimmy's Hot Dog Stand and the holdup of a Domino's pizza delivery man.
In Thursday's crime, police said Jackson entered Chubby's as the clerk was opening the store at 4:47 a.m., wearing a mask, maroon jacket and blue and yellow gloves.
Police said he held a firearm to the clerk and demanded that the cash register be opened. He fled the store at the rear of the building with $500 in cash, the clerk's credit cards and some cigars.
The suspect fled on a bike, but police were able to follow the bike tracks to 2035 Jaime Court, just east of the store, Dorney said, where they spotted the bike.
Police examined surveillance tape and discovered that the suspect had been at the store the night before wearing the same clothes, Dorney said.
At 5 p.m. Thursday, police -- with the help of state police -- apprehended Jackson after obtaining a search warrant of the property. Dorney said police confiscated the firearm, credit cards and clothing.
Jackson was charged with robbery.
It was unknown what the bail amount was.
Police issued a press release at 11:46 p.m. Thursday. No further details are available at this time.