A woman has been arrested and accused of robbing two others inside a public bathroom at Dutch Square Center.
The woman, 24-year-old Mya Kadijah Bannister, stole valuables from two other women at gunpoint, according to the Columbia Police Department.
The incident happened on Jan. 14 in a Dutch Square bathroom, police said. Bannister is accused of stealing phones and wallets containing credit cards, and making fraudulent purchases worth more than $640 at various stores.
Police say Bannister told the women not to move or leave the bathroom after the crime occurred. The victims were not injured.
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In addition to kidnapping, Bannister is charged with:
▪ two counts of financial transaction card theft;
▪ five counts of financial transaction card fraud;
▪ two counts of armed robbery; and
▪ two counts of possession of a weapon during a violent crime.
Bannister is being held at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.