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Thursday, August 2, 2012

COLUMBIA, SC - Columbia Police Chief Randy Scott announces the arrests of two juveniles accused of committing several violent crimes.

Both suspects are 16-year-old and are charged with Four Counts of Armed Robbery, Two Counts of Criminal Conspiracy and Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Violent Crime.

The teens allegedly robbed two females who were walking along the 2200 block of Lee Street on June 28, 2012 at approximately 12:15 in the morning.

In this case, the pair pointed a handgun at the victims and stole their purses, keys, money, credit cards, keys and cell phones.

No one was injured during the incident.

A third juvenile is wanted in connection with this case.

One of the juveniles is also accused of committing the following crimes:

The teen and two suspects are accused of robbing a Blue Ribbon cab driver at gunpoint and stealing money and cell phones.

No one was injured during the armed robbery.

CPD Investigators continue to identify and locate the two additional suspects.

The teen and another juvenile who was arrested previously are accused of robbing two females at gunpoint at their residence.

The suspects allegedly demanded the victim’s car, purses, credit cards, cell phones, jewelry, and a check book.

The vehicle was recovered at 1505 Garden Plaza.

All persons charged/arrested are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.

Chief Scott encourages citizens with information about these incidents to call, text or submit online, their anonymous tip to Crimestoppers in any of the following ways:

CALL toll-free, 888-CRIME-SC.

TEXT to CRIMES (274637), and mark the beginning of the message with "TIPSC,” followed by the tip information.

LOG onto: www.midlandscrimestoppers.com, and click on the red "Submit a tip” tab.

Tipsters could earn a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the suspect.

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 by calling 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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