Sheriff’s Office announces arrest in Pinson Jack’s robbery
By Crystal McGough
UPDATE: The suspect has been identified as Zackary Pacy and has been officially charged with first degree robbery.
A suspect has been arrested and charged in connection with the July 27 robbery of Jack’s located in the 2800 block of Pinson Valley Parkway.
On July 27, the suspect, who worked at Jack’s, finished his shift and left for the day. He returned a short time later wearing a mask and brandishing a handgun. He allegedly robbed the restaurant, took an undisclosed amount of cash and fled in a car.
While he was in the restaurant, several employees recognized him. They even thought he was attempting to play a practical joke. When he left, the manager called 911 and reported the robbery.
“This one here has some real potential but he needs to shore up that disguise,” Sgt. Randy Christian said. “Just brilliant.”
Yesterday afternoon a Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office detective contacted the manager of the restaurant to schedule interviews with the employees who witnessed the robbery. While he was speaking to the manager, the suspect walked in to visit with employees there.
Deputies were dispatched and he was taken into custody. The suspect denies any involvement in the robbery
. He was charged with Robbery 1st degree and is being held in the Jefferson County Jail on $20,000 bond.
“When you work with people every day, they are bound to recognize you,” Sgt. Jack Self said. “Especially if you just left work a short time ago.”
The suspect’s name is being withheld pending formal charges.