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Loachapoka man arrested in connection to Dollar General armed robberies

Johnny Jackson Jr. (Source: Auburn police) Johnny Jackson Jr. (Source: Auburn police)

LEE COUNTY, AL (WTVM) - Auburn police have made an arrest in connection to an armed robbery at Dollar General that happened on Tuesday, Feb. 7.

On Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, the Auburn Police Division arrested 23-year-old Johnny Jackson Jr., from Loachapoka on a felony warrant charging him with robbery in the first degree.

The arrest is the result of an investigation into a robbery that happened at two Dollar Generals located at Pepperell Parkway and Wire Road.  

According to police, Jackson entered the business near closing time, brandished a handgun, and ordered an employee to give him the money from the cash register.

The employee resisted and the suspect fled the scene on foot without taking any currency. 

Further investigation by Auburn police resulted in a suspect being developed from video surveillance captured during the incident.

Auburn detectives worked jointly with Opelika Police Investigators, who were investigating a similar case, to identify the suspect, locate him and take him into custody at his residence in Loachapoka.

Jackson was transported to the Lee County Jail where he is being held on $100,000.

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