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Home  |  News  |  Columbia Police: Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested

Columbia Police: Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested
Monday, May 9, 2011

COLUMBIA, SC - Columbia Police Chief Rand Scott announced today the arrest of Justin Enrikus Jackson (DOB: 10/19/87) for Armed Robbery and Possession of a Weapon during a Violent Crime.

On Sunday, May 8th at approximately 2:00 a.m. while walking on the 2300 block of Blossom Street a male victim was approached by Jackson on foot. Jackson presented a handgun and demanded the victim’s wallet and fled on foot with monies taken.

Chief Scott stated that minutes after receiving information on Jackson’s physical and clothing description Columbia Police located him walking westbound on the 2400 block of Blossom Street still armed with the handgun. Jackson complied with officers commands and was arrested without incident.

Jackson is currently being held at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.

Chief Scott further stated that the officers training and quick response has prevented this violent criminal from victimizing others in the City of Columbia.

Chief Scott encourages the Columbia community to follow these safety tips when walking:

  • Plan the safest route. Choose well-lit, busy streets and avoid passing vacant lots, alleys and construction sites.
  • Know your area-police and fire stations, and what establishments are open late.
  • Always walk in groups of three or more.
  • If you suspect you're being followed on foot, cross the street and head for the nearest well-lit, populated area.
  • If you're being followed by someone in a car, change direction immediately and make a visible point of writing down the license number.

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