ROCK HILL After alert patrol cops saw the getaway car, police in Rock Hill have charged a teen with three armed robberies during a 90 minute span Saturday night that left two people injured.
Jaden Nahshon Dantzler, 18, is being held without bond at the York County jail on three counts of armed robbery; two counts of assault and battery, and one charge of illegal carrying of a gun, said Capt. Mark Bollinger, spokesman for the Rock Hill Police Department.
The crimes happened between 10 p.m. and 11:30 Saturday night, incident reports show. A man told police that he was pistol-whipped and robbed at gunpoint as he waited to pick up his daughter from work at a pizza parlor on Cherry Road, police said. The man told police his cell phone was stolen and officers were able to ping the phone and find it less than a mile away, reports show.
At around 11 p.m. officers responded to a second armed robbery on Cedar Grove Lane just north of the first crime scene. That victim also said he was hit repeatedly with the gun when robbed at gunpoint.
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Then at around 11:30 p.m. a third person said he was robbed outside the Walmart on Dave Lyle Boulevard.
Police caught Dantzler after a detective on the way to third crime scene saw a Chevy SUV matching the description of a vehicle allegedly seen near the third robbery incident. Officers pulled the vehicle over and found Dantzler in the passenger seat, and also found a pistol on the seat, the report shows.
Dantzler gave a statement to police confessing to all three crimes, according to an incident report.
The driver was not charged.