Crime

Gunman arrested after robbing 3 women at Carousel Lounge, police say

Rubin Earnestine Burts
Rubin Earnestine Burts

One man is in custody after allegedly robbing three women early Saturday at the Carousel Lounge at 3003 Victory Drive, Columbus police said.

Rubin Earnest Burts III, 22, of Columbus was arrested on the scene at 2:45 a.m. Saturday and charged with armed robbery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and theft by receiving stolen property. He was booked into the Muscogee County Jail for a 8 a.m. Tuesday preliminary hearing in Columbus Recorder’s Court.

Officials said they were called to the adult entertainment club at 2:17 a.m. to investigate an ongoing armed robbery. Burts was found on the scene with a handgun, according to a police report.

Sarah Robinson: 706-571-8622, @sarahR_92

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