Police: Suspect Shoots at Robbery Victims

6:00 PM, Aug 23, 2013   |    comments
Todd Anthony Cofield Jr. (Image: Richland County Detention Center)
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Richland County, SC (WLTX) - Richland County deputies say they've arrested one suspect and are looking for another who shot at robbery victims.

Friday, deputies announced they'd taken 21-year-old Todd Anthony Cofield Jr. into custody on two counts of attempted murder and armed robbery.

Back on July 1, officers say Cofield and an unknown suspsect pulled a gun on two women outside Mid-Carolina Steel on Fairfield Road and demanded money. According to officers, the victims had just come back from the bank.

After stealing the money, officers say the men fired shots at the victims, then got away in a silver Mercedes. No one was hurt.

During their investigation, deputies say they determined the suspects contacted 20-year-old Carlton Gregory and asked him to get rid of the Mercedes. Gregory has now been charged with armed robbery.

Anyone with information should call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC, or e-mail a tip in to www.midlandscrimestoppers.com. You can also text information in by texting "TIPSC" plus your message to CRIMES (274637). Either way you choose, your identity will remain anonymous, and you could be eligible for a cash reward.

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