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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

COLUMBIA, SC - Columbia Police Chief Randy Scott announces the arrest of a teenager who is accused of breaking into a home and robbing the victim’s at gunpoint.

Lorenzo Bernard Young (DOB: 8/12/1994) is charged with Third Degree Burglary, Three Counts of Armed Robbery, Three Counts of Kidnapping, Possession of a Weapon during the Commission of a Violent Crime, and Criminal Conspiracy.

Young and two unidentified men are accused of forcing their way inside a home at the 4000 block of Lester Drive on July 6, 2012.

The men were allegedly armed when they robbed the victims, a mother and her three children ranging in age from 15 to 17-years-old.

Young and the men are accused of forcing the victims at gunpoint into various rooms of the home.

The suspects stole approximately $1900 worth of electronics including a television.

The victims were not physically harmed during the incident.

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