On Dec. 14, Auburn Police arrested Jeremy Anthony Jackson, age 25, from Auburn, on warrants charging him with four counts of Robbery First Degree.
On Dec. 14, at approximately 1:15 a.m., Auburn Police responded to the 100 Block of N. College Street in reference to a 911 call of a reported robbery.
According to the complainant, a male suspect befriended several individuals at a local bar and eventually left in a vehicle with them. After directing them to several locations, including one where weapons were seen, the male suspect gained control of the keys to the vehicle and demanded money from the victims. While money was being withdrawn from an ATM by a victim, the complainant was able to exit the vehicle and contact police.
A description of the vehicle was obtained; Auburn Police officers were able to locate the vehicle while still occupied by the victims and suspect. Jeremy Anthony Jackson was taken into custody and transported to the Auburn Police Division where he was interviewed and charged with four counts of robbery first degree.
Jackson was transported to the Lee County Jail where he was held on a $400,000 bond. The case remains under investigation by the Auburn Police Division.
Anyone with information regarding this crime or Jackson is asked to contact the Auburn Police Detective Section at (334) 501-3140 or the Secret Witness Line at (334) 246-1391.
As less serious, but similar, incidents have occurred in the recent past, citizens are reminded to avoid allowing strangers in their vehicles, particularly in the late evening hours.