Three teens and a 12-year-old were arrested last week for three alleged robberies of pizza delivery drivers, according to the Columbus Police Department. The department is also working on a fourth robbery.
The alleged robberies occurred on Dec. 3, 4 and 5. On Dec. 3 at about 11 p.m., a Domino’s Pizza driver reported an attempted robbery in the area of East Manor Drive. He drove away, and the robbers were left empty-handed. On Dec. 4 at about 7:10 p.m. a Papa John’s Driver was robbed at gunpoint on 18th Street North. This time the bandits made off with pizza, a cellphone and about $38. Finally, on Dec. 5 the robbers struck again, this time holding up a Domino’s driver on Forrest Lane. The bandits netted pizza and about $25 this time.
No injuries were reported in any of the three incidents.
CPD investigators were able to link the crimes, and on Dec. 7 made three arrests. Tone Lamar Hill, 18, of 150 Noblin Road, was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit armed robbery. Bond was set at $25,000. Casimir Makarios Poe, 16, of 130 King Street, was charged with two counts of armed robbery and bond was set at $100,000. He is being charged as an adult. The third robber was a 12-year-old. His name was not released, but he was charged with two counts of armed robbery, which will be handled in Lowndes County Youth Court.
On Dec. 10, with the help of the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Department, Jeremy Rashad Knight, 17, of 187 North Lehmberg Road was also arrested in connection with the robberies on Dec. 4 and 5. Knight is being charged as an adult. Municipal Court Judge Rhonda Ellis set his bond at $100,000.
A fourth incident is still under investigation.
On Dec. 8 at about 6:15 p.m. a Papa John’s driver reported three males attempted to rob him in the 1500 block of 26th Street North. He was jumped after making a delivery, and the robbers pulled a gun on him. Anyone with information on this robbery is asked to call CPD or Golden Triangle Crimestoppers at 1-800-530-7151.
Armed robbery is crime in which juveniles age 13 or older are prosecuted as adults.