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Three suspects appear in court in connection with several robberies

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Dominique Leonard. Muscogee County Sheriff Department. Dominique Leonard. Muscogee County Sheriff Department.
Darius Pollard. Muscogee County Sheriff Department. Darius Pollard. Muscogee County Sheriff Department.
William Leonard. Muscogee County Sheriff Department. William Leonard. Muscogee County Sheriff Department.
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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

The three men accused of robbing several Columbus businesses at gunpoint faced a judge in court today, Nov. 21.

Columbus investigators testified that Dominique Leonard, 17, made a huge mistake when he allegedly snatched a woman's purse in a Walmart parking lot.

Leonard is one-third of the group of criminals that have allegedly robbed people and nine businesses at gun-point, according to Police.

Both Leonard and17-year-old Darius Pollard confessed to participating in some of the robberies. Leonard's older brother, 20-year-old William Leonard, denied his involvement.

Investigators say employees at the Shell Gas Station on Warm Springs Rd. picked Dominique Leonard out of a photo line-up.

The Robbery/Homicide Division of the Columbus Police Department arrested the three suspects on Nov. 18, 2013.

The robberies they are accused of being involved in span a time period between Oct. 11 and Nov. 16, and involve nine businesses and five individual victims.

The robberies involve several convenient stores in Columbus, including two Circle K convenient stores and two Summit Shell gas stations. The full list of businesses are:

1. Summit Shell Station 4499 Warm Springs Rd. 11-16-13
2. Circle K 5758 Milgen Rd. 11-14-13
3. Circle K 1801 12th Ave. 11-15-13
4. Pleasure World 4401 Veterans Parkway 11-14-13
5. Domino's Pizza 5750 Milgen Rd. 11-12-13
6. Captain D's 1212 Manchester Expressway 10-28-13
7. Summit 8200 Williams Way 10-28-13
8. La Quinta Inn 2919 Warm Springs Rd. 10-28-13
9. Captain D's 1212 Manchester Expressway 10-15-13

All suspects face several charges in connection to the robberies. Charges include armed robbery and aggravated assault.

The trio is being held at the Muscogee County Jail without bond.

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