On 12/18/14 at approximately 11:15 P.M., Criminal Investigations Division detectives took a 16-year-old male juvenile into custody in reference to the recent string of armed robberies in Columbia.
The juvenile is believed to have worked with Jafari Boss in the following armed robberies:
Speedy Mart on December 3, 2014 at 10:04 P.M.
Case number: 2014-013968
Budget Host Inn on December 5, 2014 at 7:20 A.M.
Case number: 2014-013998
We Be Smokin' on December 8, 2014 at 7:58 P.M.
Case number: 2014-014043
China Moon Restaurant on December 13, 2014 at 9:50 P.M.
Case number: 2014-014347
The juvenile was taken into custody on four (4) counts of robbery in the first degree and three (3) counts of kidnapping. The Juvenile Office was contacted and will proceed with disposition of the charges.
The investigation is on-going. If you or anyone you know has information regarding the robberies, please contact the Columbia Police Department, or call Crime Stoppers at (573) 875-TIPS to remain anonymous.