7/31 UPDATE: 27-year-old Chad Dallas Jackson of Gloucester County was arrested Wednesday night.
Deputies say they saw him approach an auto parts store on Merrimac Trail around 8:55 p.m., put on a hooded jacket and pull the hood up over his head. Deputies say they recovered a mask and BB pistol similar to those described in the robberies concealed in the Jackson's waistband.
He's charged with four counts of robbery, one count of attempted robbery, four counts of grand larceny, four counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felon (robbery), four counts of wearing a mask in public to conceal identity and five counts of abduction.
Investigators say he robbed Main Moon Chinese Restaurant in the 6500 Block of Rt. 17 on July 10th, Hong Kong Chinese Restaurant in the 4300 Block of Rt.17 on July 12th, Advance Auto Parts in the 6500 Block of Rt. 17 on July 16th, Auto Zone in the 500 Block of Merrimac Trail, in upper York County on July 25th, as well as an attempted robbery of the Advance Auto Parts store in the 400 Block of Merrimac Trail, also in upper York County on July 30.
YORK COUNTY -- The York County Sheriff's Office is looking for a suspect they believe is responsible for a string of recent burglaries.
Investigators say the armed suspect robbed the Auto Zone on Merrimac Trail Friday night and believe the same person is responsible for a string of recent robberies at Chinese take-out restaurants and the Advance Auto Parts store in Grafton.
The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 5'9' tall, thin build, late teens to early 20's with blue eyes and a mole or mark below his right eye. The suspect was wearing baggy black pants, a black t-shirt, black tennis shoes, black hoodie and a red ball cap.
Investigators believe a vehicle may have been waiting behind a nearby business.
Anyone with information about this offense is asked to call Crime Line at 1-888-Lock-U-UP.