Arrest Made In COTA Bus Robberies


Columbus SWAT officers arrested a man accused of two robberies on COTA buses.

Montrell Rocker faces robbery charges after being taken into custody Sunday evening.  

Police said Rocker admitted he attacked 71-year old Donald Leonard on a COTA bus on April 22nd and tried to steal the victim's cell phone.  

Leonard refused to let go of the phone, and police said Rocker punched him in the face several times before running away.  

The entire ordeal was captured on surveillance video.  

Police said Rocker confessed to another robbery on board a COTA bus back on March 20th.

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