Police arrest suspect connected to December robbery string

4 years 10 hours 11 minutes ago Friday, February 20 2015 Feb 20, 2015 Friday, February 20, 2015 11:07:00 AM CST February 20, 2015 in News
By: James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLUMBIA - Columbia police said Friday they arrested a 17-year-old in connection to a string of armed robberies from 2014. 

Police said they arrested Terrence Harvey at 6:00 p.m. Thursday for three counts of robbery in the first degree, three counts of kidnapping and three counts of armed criminal action. His bond was set at $300,000. 

Officers arrested Harvey at The Robert L. Perry Juvenile Justice Center.

In December, Police said they had taken a juvenile into custody in connection with some of the same robberies, but did not name the juvenile. 

Harvey is suspected of assisting Jafari Boss in the armed robberies of a Speedy Mart on December 3, 2014, a Budget Host Inn on December 5, 2014, a We B Smokin'  on December 8, 2014 and a Jimmy Johns on December 7, 2014. Officers said they obtained video surveillance from showing Harvey and Jafari Boss at the Walmart on West Broadway shortly after the robbery at We B Smokin'. 

Boss was arrested after police arrived to a shots fired call on December 17. 

In December, police built a case against Boss and his accomplice through physical evidence, taxi record and credit card statements. 

[Editor's note: This story has been updated to include the location of Harvey's arrest.]

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