Police trying to identify suspects in 2 Five Points robberies
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Columbia Police are trying to determine if two robberies in Five Points are related.
Columbia Police released surveillance photos of men they want to talk to after two robberies in Five Points this weekend.
More >>The first robbery occurred just before 3:30 a.m. on October 26 in the 700 block of Saluda Avenue. Two male victims told police they confronted a man in an alley who was following them and he told them to empty their pockets. After getting cash and a cell phone, the suspect ran off.
The victims told investigators a second suspect may have been involved, but they weren't able to give a description.
Then at about 1 a.m. on October 27, another man told police he was walking alone near the railroad tracks on Greene Street when two men approached him demanding his belongings. The victim said at least one of the suspects had a gun. After getting a cell phone and some cash, the suspects ran away.
There were no injuries in either incident.
Attached to this story are surveillance photos of several men who police consider persons of interest in these robberies. If you recognize them or have any information regarding these robberies, call Crimestoppers at 1-888-Crime-SC.
"The cameras are mounted across the city for a reason," said Interim Police Chief Ruben Santiago. "I am confident that these persons of interest will be identified and located.
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