CLEVELAND — A Cleveland man was sentenced to nine years in prison Friday after being found guilty of committing three robberies in a span of four days in 2017, according to Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael O’Malley.
Johnny Jackson, 32, was sentenced to prison for three armed robberies he committed on Cleveland’s West Side in October 2017.
On Oct. 25, 2017, Jackson robbed a 45-year-old man at gunpoint in the area of Ridge Road and Denison Avenue, officials said.
The man got off a bus to walk to work when Jackson rode past him on a bicycle and pulled him into an alley, pointed a gun at him, demanded his belongings and stole his cell phone before riding off on his bike, according to officials.
Later that same day, Jackson robbed a 22-year-old man near West 63rd Street and Storer Avenue. Jackson jumped in the man’s truck and pointed a gun at him, demanding his property before pistol-whipping the man in the head. Jackson then stole cash from the man and fled the scene on a bike, officials said.
Three days later, Jackson robbed a convenience store at gunpoint in the area of West 56th Street and Clark Avenue. He approached the counter, pointed a gun in the 55-year-old employee’s face and demanded he open the safe. Jackson stole cash, lottery tickets and cigarettes before fleeing the scene, according to officials.
Cleveland police connected Jackson, who pleaded no contest, to all three robberies.
Jackson was found guilty of three counts of aggravated robbery, three counts of kidnapping, one count of felonious assault and one count of having weapons under disability. He was sentenced to nine years in prison.