Armed Robber Loses Loot
According to the Columbia Police Dept., the incident occurred at 9:22 Wednesday morning.
The suspect allegedly entered the business, displayed a handgun, and jumped over the counter. He then demanded money and struck a female clerk with the weapon.
A nearby businessman heard the commotion and went to help. The suspect pointed the weapon at the man, then fled on foot. While attempting to scale a retaining wall, the robber dropped the proceeds from the robbery.
The suspect was last seen traveling westbound on Vandiver Dr. in a late '80's or early '90's four-door car with partial license plate 6BP. He is a black male between 5'11'' and 6' tall wearing a white shirt and athletic-style pants.
Anyone with any information is requested to call CRIME STOPPERS at (573) 875-8477. You do not have to give your name and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1500 if your information leads to an arrest.