2 teens arrested in spree of armed robberies, kidnappings targeting white USC students

2 teens arrested in spree of armed robberies, kidnappings targeting white USC students
Raquan Green (Image: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center)

[Ed. – No word whatsoever on whether a hate crime enhancement will be added to the charges. Here’s hoping the authorities don’t opt for leniency because these two are ‘just kids.’]

Richland County [S.C.] Sheriff’s Department says two teens have been arrested in a crime spree that was escalating from a delivery robbery to armed robberies to a near sexual assault. And the victims were targeted because of their race, according to Sheriff Leon Lott.

“This was a crime spree. They would not have stopped,” Lott said. “They made a statement that they did not like white people and they were only going to rob white people.”

Lott says the two suspects, 17-year-old Raquan Green and a 15-year-old whose name has not been released, were arrested Wednesday. Lott says the pair used racism to pick their victims.

“Between July 3 and July 26 there have been seven separate incidents of armed robberies, some to include carjacking and kidnapping along the Bluff /Shop Road Corridor,” Lott said. “Investigators discovered that the suspects began targeting delivery drivers by committing armed robberies. The crimes then escalated to carjacking and kidnapping victims.”

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