Teens arrested in Five Points robbery, one suspect still on the run
Sun, 25 Mar 2012 19:40:23 GMT —
COLUMBIA (WACH)-- Columbia police say theyâ??ve arrested three teens, including a juvenile, who robbed two women at gunpoint in Five Points.
A fourth suspect in the case is still on the run.
Investigators say Roger Rodriquez, Jaylen Travis and the juvenile robbed the victims in the 2300 block of Blossom Street early March 16.
Police say after the robbery, the victims flagged down a driver, who followed the suspects in her car while she called for help.
According to officers, the unidentified fourth suspect shot at the vehicle and hit the driverâ??s side door. The driver wasnâ??t injured.
Police have released surveillance photos of the unknown suspect in Five Points.
Heâ??s the one wearing dark overalls, a white t-shirt and a dark hat. If you know who this suspect is call CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-888-CRIME-SC.
The arrested suspects are charged with attempted murder, armed robbery and criminal conspiracy. The juvenile is expected to be charged as an adult.
Rodriquez is also the suspect in another violent crime.
Investigators say he tried to rob three teenagers as they walked along Treemont Avenue on New Yearâ??s Day.
According to police, Rodriquez tried to rob the victims with a shotgun.
Heâ??s also accused of hitting one of the victims in the mouth with the gun, knocking out several of his teeth. Police say the victim required oral surgeries to repair the damage.