Man arrested for ice cream shop robbery

Damon Jackson. (July 13, 2014)
Damon Jackson. (July 13, 2014)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A man was arrested Saturday night for allegedly robbing a Grand Rapids ice cream shop while armed with a handgun.

The robbery happened just before 11:30 p.m. at Woody’s Cone Shop, located at 700 28th St. SE, west of Eastern Avenue.

Damon Cordell Jackson, 22, is being held in the Kent County jail without bond in connection to the armed robbery, jail records show.

Police allege Jackson walked into the shop near closing time and confronted the employees with a gun.

Jackson allegedly moved the employees to the area where the safe is kept and tried to get the combination. Multiple officers from the Grand Rapids Police Department responded to the scene and set up a perimeter after being notified that something may be wrong at the shop.

The robber ran out of the front door, then toward the back of the store and tried to get away on foot. Officers then arrested Jackson and found a gun and recovered some stolen property, police said.

Jackson was arrested one charge of armed robbery and one felony firearms charge, according to Michigan State Police records.

Anyone with additional information regarding recent armed robberies in the Kent County area are encouraged to call GRPD at 616.456.3604 or Silent Observer at 616.774.2345.

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