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3 teens charged with armed robbery of pizza delivery man

Three Columbia teens have been accused of robbing a pizza delivery man at gunpoint Friday.

Justice Isaiah Martin

Justice Isaiah Martin, 18, is charged with armed robbery, according to an arrest warrant. The names of the other two suspects will not be released because they are under the age of 18.

“The driver called 911 after he ran away from the robbery scene and found a neighbor to help him,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “He reported three males approached him as he was making a delivery to a home on Wilton Hill Road. One had a gun and told the victim to empty his pockets.”

Deputies set up a perimeter and began to patrol the area, according to Koon.

“We located three people matching the physical description and wearing the same clothing as described by the victim,” Koon said. “We interviewed the three of them and took them into custody.”

Justice was transported to the Lexington County Detention Center. The two minors were transported to the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice.

“This isn’t something to be taken lightly,” Koon said. “Nobody should do this for fun. An armed robbery is serious and we’re going to respond, make arrests and charge anyone who threatens the safety of someone out there working in our community.”