LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Police have made an arrest in an armed robbery that was reported in Lafayette late last month.
Nineteen-year-old Timothy F. Jackson was arrested Monday for allegedly holding a woman at gunpoint in her car while demanding her cellphone. It happened on March 23 at the Family Express on State Road 38 East.
The woman told police that Jackson approached her car in the parking lot around 1:30 p.m. Jackson allegedly got into the passenger seat, showed a gun and demanded her phone. When the woman said that she did not have it, Jackson looked through her purse.
He did not steal anything and ran away after.
Police conducted interviews and reviewed survelliance footage. The Lafayette Street Crimes Unit located Jackson Monday afternoon at the same Family Express. He was arrested on an outstanding warrant for robbery out of Lake County.
Jackson faces charges of kidnapping, robbery with a deadly weapon, intimidation with a deadly weapon, possession of a handgun without a license, and confinement.
Jackson was taken to the Tippecanoe County Jail.