Crime & Courts

Richland County deputies arrest 3 following armed robbery

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Richland County deputies have arrested three suspects in connection with an armed robbery.

Kyre Green, 21, Alvin Bethel, 20, and a juvenile have all been charged with armed robbery, according to Richland County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Sgt. Kevin Lawrence.

Deputies responded to an armed robbery in the 1200 block of Metze Road in Columbia around 8 a.m. Saturday, Lawrence said.

A woman told police she was approached by three men who pointed a gun at her, Sheriff Leon Lott said. Green, Bethel and the juvenile struggled with the woman as they stole her purse and additional property.

As the three suspects were fleeing the scene, several witnesses provided a detailed description to deputies, Lott said.

Deputies on patrol located three suspects matching the description of the Bethel, Green and the juvenile at a nearby apartment complex, Lott said. Once detained, deputies found the victim’s stolen property in their possession.