ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Authorities have charged a man with 15 crimes after he was accused of carjacking multiple cars and stealing multiple vehicles that were left running by victims, police said.
Four of the crimes took place in the Central West End, one in Soulard and four more in North St. Louis.
According to the probable cause statement, Thomas Jackson, 18, displayed a weapon and carjacked multiple vehicles in a three month span.
Jackson has been charged with first degree robbery and armed criminal action after displaying a deadly weapon and carjacking vehicles on Oct. 14, Nov. 11 and Nov. 18.
"It was very traumatic for the victims involved, very violent in nature," says Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce.
Joyce also says it's disturbing to see anybody commit this many crimes, much less a teenager.
Jackson is accused of being involved in three separate incidents on Nov. 20 in which he stole a vehicle, carjacked another and robbed a woman of her purse.
Jackson was charged again for first degree robbery and armed criminal action after being accused of displaying a deadly weapon to forcibly carjacking a vehicle on Nov. 23 and Jan. 2.
In accusations of the Jan. 2 event, Jackson stole a car from two women who were with three children, including a newborn baby that Jackson allowed to be taken out of a car seat before he drove off.
Most of Jackson's targets were female and prosecutors believe he may have had more victims.