One Arrested in Delray Convenience Store Hold up

By: Fred Hamilton

Authorities have arrested a Lake Worth man they say barged into a Delray Beach convenience store days before Christmas, shot at a customer inside and then at another customer who attempted to walk inside then robbed the store.

Travis Lamarcus Jackson, 24, was charged with two counts of attempted first degree murder with a firearm, one count of armed robbery with a firearm and possession of a gun by a convicted felon, police spokeswoman Nicole Guerriero said.

Jackson was already in the Palm Beach County Jail on unrelated charges, police said. Jail records show that he was booked on Jan. 4 on a robbery charge.

Police said that Jackson was involved in the Dec. 22 armed robbery at the Community Food Market, 1130 W. Atlantic Ave.

Witnesses told police that two men entered the store at about 7:30 p.m., and after firing at the customers, ordered the clerks to turn over the money from the cash register. They fled with the money, Guerriero said.

No one was injured in the shooting.

Police shared the store surveillance video with the media and several witnesses came forward with information. The witness statements and investigation by detectives led to Jackson’s arrest.

Contact the reporter at Fred@Delraybeachtribune or 561-665-0151.

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