Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Columbia police have identified a third suspect wanted in connection with a jewelry store heist.
Officers announced they have warrants for 54-year-old Earl Adrian Vandiver on charges of grand larceny and criminal conspiracy.
On June 14th, investigators say Vandiver, 53-year-old Robert Antoine Weathers, 50-year-old Robin Tracy Nelson, and another unidentified suspect took more took more than $100,000 from Moseley's Jewelry store on Bush River Road. According to police, three of the suspects distracted employees by pretending to be customers while Weathers took the jewels from a restricted area.
Weathers and Nelson were arrested earlier this week in Maryland. Police are working to extradite them to Columbia for prosecution. Previous Coverage:Jewelry Heist Suspects Arrested
National law enforcement believes that all of the suspects were targeting small jewelry stores in multiple states, taking anywhere between $350-500,000 in goods.
Anyone with information should call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC, or e-mail a tip in to Crimestoppers of the Midlands. 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.