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Robbery attempts result in two arrests

Thursday, July 7, 2005 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 3:42 a.m. CDT, Friday, July 18, 2008

Two attempted robberies in southwest Columbia early Wednesday resulted in the arrests of a 14- and 18-year-old on numerous robbery and weapon possession charges.

A resident in the 4400 block of Germantown Drive told Boone County Sheriff’s deputies that she heard a knock on her door at about 2:40 a.m. Wednesday, deputies said in a news release. When she looked out of her window she saw two men wearing ski masks carrying a shotgun.

She did not go to the door and called 911, sheriff’s deputies said.

While authorities responded to the first attempted robbery, another resident in the 4300 block of Southview Drive called 911 to report that she had been assaulted by a man with a shotgun.

Sheriff’s deputies later stopped a car on Scott Boulevard that matched the suspects’ vehicle description.

Randall King, 18, was arrested on suspicion of three counts of attempted robbery and armed criminal action, sheriff’s deputies said.

A 14-year-old was arrested on suspicion of three counts of attempted robbery, one count of second-degree assault, one count of tampering with evidence, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon.

King was being held on $105,000 bond in the Boone County Jail on Wednesday.

Sheriff’s deputies said the juvenile was taken to the Boone County Juvenile Justice Center.


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