Arrest made in armed robbery at Columbia hotel
COLUMBIA - Columbia police arrested a 17-year-old for pointing a gun at three victims in a hotel room before stealing a laptop computer and cellphone among other electronic items.
Authorities arrested Deron Julius Todd of Columbia around 9:48 p.m. Monday. The armed robbery occurred Sunday afternoon at the 900 block of Vandiver Drive.
A 3-year-old was also in the hotel room with the other three victims.
There were no reported injuries during the robbery. Columbia police said the victims and Todd knew each other prior to the robbery.