Update: Arrest Made in ATM Theft

By February 22, 2019 Press Releases

Columbia Police Chief Skip Holbrook announces the arrest of a burglary suspect accused of breaking into a discount store and stealing an ATM. Meanwhile, investigators have outstanding arrest warrants for an alleged accomplice.

Mario Jackson (DOB: February 1974) is charged with Second Degree Burglary, Safe Cracking, Grand Larceny and Malicious Injury to Property. He is currently out of jail on a $50K surety bond. The Richland County Sheriff’s Department (RCSD) aided in Jackson’s recent capture.

Jackson and suspected accomplice Leroy Chambers (DOB: December 1963) who remains at large, are accused of smashing a truck through the front wall of the Family Dollar store located at 7416 Garners Ferry Road on January 15, 2019. Once inside, the duo is accused of stealing an ATM before leaving the scene.

When suspect Leroy Chambers is located, he will be charged with Burglary, Grand Larceny and Malicious Injury to Property. 

There have been similar incidents in the City of Columbia and Richland County. Investigators are working to determine if there is a link between the cases.