Crime

3 Juveniles Arrested for Armed Robbery

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott announces the arrest of 3 juveniles for an armed robbery in the Harbison area. On Monday, March 8, deputies responded to 500 Harbison Blvd for an armed robbery of an elderly female. The woman, 82 years old, was approached by 4 males wearing masks who offered to carry her items and she declined. Once they were close to her, one of the juveniles hit her with a gun, then pointed the gun at her and demanded her car keys. The males took the keys and drove away in her vehicle. The vehicle was spotted on I-20 by Richland County deputies who attempted to pull it over. The driver refused to stop and a pursuit led into Lexington County where the driver struck a concrete barrier. Three of the males were detained and one fled. Lexington County assisted in a search for the outstanding subject. The others were arrested and charged by RCSD. The three 14-year-olds were charged with Armed Robbery, Grand Larceny and Use of a Weapon During a Violent Crime. One juvenile was also charged with Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Failure to Stop for Blue Lights and Assault and Battery. The three teens were taken to the juvenile wing of Alvin S Glenn Detention Center. The fourth juvenile male was identified and remains outstanding. Anyone who has any information about this incident is asked to submit a tip to Crime Stoppers at crimesc.com. Tipsters may remain anonymous.

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