Police Standoff at Robbery Suspect's House

7 years 3 months 1 week ago Tuesday, August 31 2010 Aug 31, 2010 Tuesday, August 31, 2010 9:17:27 PM CDT August 31, 2010 in News

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.

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