Arrests made in Smiley Lane McDonald's robbery

3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago Tuesday, November 21 2017 Nov 21, 2017 Tuesday, November 21, 2017 9:28:00 AM CST November 21, 2017 in News
By: Matt Weller, KOMU Digital Producer
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COLUMBIA - Columbia police arrested three men Tuesday in connection with the robbery at McDonald's on Smiley Lane.

Detectives arrested Alexander Lovin, 18, Javion Swope, 18 and Jaden Rother, 17. All three are charged with second-degree robbery.

The McDonald's was robbed on Nov. 11. From the restaurant's video camera footage, a CPD detective saw a red Jeep Liberty driving around the parking lot. The video showed a man police identified as Swope walking from where the Jeep had parked.

Police say Swope committed the robbery in the drive-thru and Lovin drove the car. They also identified Rother as a passenger in the vehicle, and say he was involved in the robbery plan.

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