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Crimestoppers Tips Leads to Arrest
Monday, May 16, 2011

 
COLUMBIA, SC - Columbia Police Chief Randy Scott announced on Thursday of last week that a Crimestoppers tip has led to the arrest of Michael Thomas Richardson (DOB: 2/2/60) for Armed Robbery and Assault & Battery 1st.

Chief Scott stated on April 12, 2011 at approximately 3:20 a.m. Richardson entered the business located at 6122 Garners Ferry Road (Circle K) and demanded that an employee give him the money from the cash register. Richardson stated that he had a gun but one was never seen. Richardson walked behind the counter and struck the employee in the head; then removed an undisclosed amount of money from the register and fled on foot.

Chief Scott would like to thank the tipster and encourages the City of Columbia community to continue providing anonymous tips to Crimestoppers by calling 888-CRIME-SC.

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

If you, or someone you know, have any information regarding any crime, you are encouraged to contact Crimestoppers. You could earn a reward up to $1,000.

Anonymous tips can be submitted to Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC. Texters can send anonymous tips to CRIMES (274637), and mark the beginning of the message with "TIPSC". Text STOP to 274637 to cancel. Text HELP to 274637 for help. Msg&Data Rates May Apply.


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