2 San Bernardino Residents Arrested in String of Strong-Arm Robberies

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Two San Bernardino residents have been arrested in connection with a string of strong-arm robberies in the area, officials said Monday.

Jeff Jackson, 51, and Porchia Chisom, 32, are believed to have robbed two convenience stores since April 10, and may be tied to more robberies throughout Southern California, Rancho Cucamonga police officials said in a news release.

The first robbery was reported on April 10 at a Circle K store in the 6500 block of Milliken Avenue. Video surveillance showed a man and a woman enter the store, attack the store clerk before stealing the store cash register, lottery tickets and several cartons of cigarettes, police said.

Both suspects ran from the store and went into a Chevrolet Malibu.

On April 25, deputies investigated another convenience store strong-arm robbery with similar suspect and vehicle descriptions as the previous incident. Rancho Cucamonga police detectives reviewed both robberies and were able to identify Jackson and Chisom as the suspects, police said.

Detectives linked Jackson and Chisom to additional robberies throughout San Bernardino and Riverside counties and obtained warrants for their arrests.

Jackson was arrested in San Bernardino on May 10 and found property linking the pair to the robberies, police said.

Chisom was also arrested in San Bernardino on May 13.

Jackson’s bail was set at $1 million and Chisom’s bail was set at $100,000, police said.

Detectives believe the pair may be linked to other robberies, and anyone with additional information can call (909) 477-2800.

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