Three Nabbed in Diner Stickup

BLYTHEWOOD (Dec. 29, 2016) – Three men were arrested Monday night following an armed robbery of the Waffle House at 216 Blythewood Road.

The Richland County Sheriff’s Department said Jeffery Briddell, 31; Dennis Bell, 28; and Scottrell West, 28 have been charged with armed robbery. Bell and West also face additional charges of kidnapping and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

Bell and West, both wearing masks, reportedly entered the Waffle House at approximately 11 p.m. Monday, presented handguns and demanded cash from an employee. Deputies on patrol in the area reportedly located the getaway vehicle, as well as the suspects, a short time later at Farrow and Parklane roads. All three men were arrested and transported to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.

The Sheriff’s Department did not respond to The Voice’s request for additional details of the robbery or the suspects at press time.


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