Here in Hempstead, Jackson is accused of walking in through an open front door last Wednesday, and locking a family inside their boiler room while he grabbed whatever he could find, before stealing their car.
In Garden City, a day later, he allegedly had the same motive.
Chief Steve Skrynecki told reporters, “That individual entered the home, produced a handgun, fired two shots in the residence during a robbery of the resident while inside that location, and again stole that resident’s vehicle. Of note, both of these incidents occurred during the aftermath of the hurricane in a blacked out area.”
Police say Jackson committed his most violent home invasion last night in East Garden City.
“The male black subject removed a screen and opened up a window, to enter the victim’s home, confronted the victim in her bed, where he assaulted the victim”, said Det. John Giambrone.
Jackson has an extensive criminal record – according to police – stacked with robbery and burglary charges.
He’s also suspected of committing up to a dozen other robberies before Hurricane Sandy came our way.
Residents – are relieved, to say the least.
“Hugely relieved. It was, after the power outages my alarm wasn’t even working. I was relying on my dog”, said Christine McGuigan of Hempstead.