Columbia woman chases after armed robbery suspects

Columbia woman chases after armed robbery suspects (Image 1)

A Columbia woman chased after three armed robbery suspects after they broke into her home early Wednesday morning.

The woman, 20, who does not want to be identified, said she was sleeping when she heard a strange noise coming from her living room.

She got out of bed and was surprised to see three people trying to steal her TV.

The three individuals, described as two males and one female who appeared to be in their upper teens, fled the home.  

The victim proceeded to chase the suspects down the street where she says one of them pointed a gun at her before eventually dropping the TV.

“I’m not scared, I’m mad.  My TV is busted,” the victim told News 2.

The suspects got away and the woman quickly called 911.

Police responded to the home in the 500 block of White Street shortly after 6:30 a.m.

It’s not the first time investigators have been called to the home.

A resident who lived there in 2009 was shot and killed by a stray bullet while standing in the doorway.

Police said Relland Stovall was not the intended target, but was caught in the crossfire during a gang related drive-by shooting.

The case remained cold until earlier this month when four men were indicted in connection with the murder.

During the most recent incident, it’s believed the armed robbers entered the home through an unlocked side door.

The woman was not seriously hurt.  She suffered some cuts and scrapes on her hands and feet after falling during the chase.

The victim, who has only lived in the home for about a month, said she plans to move.

She is the same woman who was run over by a car in the Thompson Lane Applebee’s parking lot by a customer who police say refused to pay the bill last month.

Felishia Bridges, 19, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and theft of services.  

Daniel Humphrey, who was with Bridges at the times, was also taken into custody.

At the time of his arrest, police said Bridges had an order of protection against Humphrey.  He was charged with violating the order.

The victim told News 2 she believes the three people who tried to steal her TV may have done so before going to school.  While she’s never seen them before she believes it’s possible they live in the area.

Columbia police are investigating.

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