Police Standoff at Robbery Suspect's House
COLUMBIA - Columbia Police are on the scene of a robbery suspect securing the area and working to get the suspect to peacefully surrender so he may be taken into police custody. At approximately 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday, officers attempted to locate Michael J. Robinson, of Columbia at his residence in northeast Columbia.
Robinson had a warrant issued for his arrest on August 25, 2010, for First Degree Robbery. The bond on the warrant is $100,000.00. The warrant was issued due to Robinson's participation in a July 25, 2010 robbery of a 29-year-old man that occurred at his residence at 2811 Mexico Gravel Road, in Columbia. The victim was a 29 year old man and the robbery took place at the victim’s home. Stolen items included a laptop computer, a Play Station game system, and $600.00 in currency.
Robinson helped obtain the shotguns used in the robbery as well as being the driver of the vehicle used to get to the robbery location.
Robinson is a black male, six feet tall and 160 pounds.
Investigators immediately developed Randall King of 802 Demaret, in Columbia, as a suspect. King was positively identified and subsequently arrested for First Degree Robbery, Armed Criminal Action, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. Both King, and a second suspect, brandished shotguns during the robbery.
The second suspect was identified as Harlequin M. Harris of 734 Demaret, in Columbia. He is a black male, 6 feet tall, and 170 pounds. Investigators were unable to immediately locate Harris, and therefore applied for a warrant for his arrest.
Through further investigation, officers determined a third suspect was responsible for the robbery, as well. This third suspect was identified as Michael Joe Robinson, of 2935 Leeway Drive, in Columbia.