Medford robbery suspect arrested in Bay Area

Demario Jackson, 24, of Stockton, Calif., is under indictment for taking part in a robbery of a Medford Stop & Shop store

The alleged gunman in a two-man robbery of a Stop & Shop Market in Medford was arrested Wednesday in Oakland, Calif.

Demario Aundre Jackson, 24, of Stockton, Calif., is being held without bail on a parole violation for a weapons charge in Alameda County's Santa Rita Jail in Dublin, Calif. Jail records show he is set to be arraigned on the parole violation charge April 11.

Jackson will face charges of first- and second-degree robbery, and unauthorized use of a weapon in Jackson County. He was indicted by a Jackson County grand jury March 20 for his alleged role in a March 16 robbery of the Stop & Shop at 2751 N. Pacific Highway, Medford.

Medford police Lt. Mike Budreau said that the getaway car, a white 1987 Toyota Camry that had been reported stolen in Stockton, was found abandoned in Stockton on March 24.

Jackson and an unknown man walked into the Medford convenience store at about 3 p.m. Sunday, March 16, police said. The robbers jumped the counter, and Jackson is suspected of pointing a gun at a female clerk. No one else was in the store at the time. The men took money from the register and fled. Neither wore masks.

Photos from the store's security cameras and tips from a witness who spotted the suspects' car near Hawthorne Park helped identify the Camry as a car stolen from a Winco parking lot in Stockton on March 12.

Investigators determined that the suspects had visited the store at about noon on the day of the robbery to buy cigars.

"We did receive some very vital tips from the public in this case," Budreau said.

A San Joaquin County fugitive task force arrested Jackson March 26. None of the money stolen during the robbery was recovered.

Police are still looking for the other suspect. He is described as a black male between 5-feet-10 and 6 feet in height. During the robbery, he wore a red and black Miami Heat hat, a red-and-black striped sweater and baggy jeans. Anyone with information about his whereabouts and identity should call Medford police at 541-770-4783.

Reach reporter Ryan Pfeil at 541-776-4468 or rpfeil@mailtribune.com.


Reader Reaction
We reserve the right to remove any content at any time from this Community, including without limitation if it violates the Community Rules. We ask that you report content that you in good faith believe violates the above rules by clicking the Flag link next to the offending comment or fill out this form. New comments are only accepted for two weeks from the date of publication.