One Arrest and Two On the Loose After Attempted Armed Robbery in Columbia

One arrest is made and two people are still on the loose after an attempted armed robbery on Switzler Street in Columbia yesterday (Thursday) afternoon.

Columbia police say 23 year old Jamon Deniro Roberts entered a house, brandishing a firearm and demanded money from the occupants.

Five people were at home at the time of the attempted robbery including two children.

The victims pushed Roberts down and disarmed him and retrained him until officers arrived.

Two other suspects outside of the house during the incident took off on foot.

One of them is described as a light skinned male in his 20’s wearing all gray colored clothing, the other is described as a black male possibly with dreadlocks.

The investigation continues.