UPDATE: Third suspect arrested in Columbia robbery
Columbia police announced Sunday they have arrested a third suspect in connection with a Saturday morning robbery.
Brian G. Collins, 21, was arrested around 7:30 p.m. Saturday for First Degree Robbery. His bond has not been set.
Two men face charges after an armed robbery in Columbia early Saturday morning.
Columbia Police officers were called to 2500 Old Highway 63 South, apartment 1123, just after 4 a.m.
The 20-year-old victim said she was in her room with a male friend when another male, armed with a handgun, walked into the room about 3:30.
The armed suspect demanded property and then left with just the victim's cell phone.
The victim's friend, identified as 20-year-old Jared Hemme, told the victim he was going after the suspect and did not return.
Hemme was arrested at the Columbia Police Department at 8 a.m. for first-degree robbery.
The armed man, 19-year-old Leonard Neves, was arrested at his home on Antelope Drive around 3 p.m. for first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon.
Investigators found the stolen cell phone at Neves' home.
The investigation is ongoing and more arrests are possible.