Armed Robbery Occurs at a Columbia Petro Mart

5 years 1 month 3 days ago Monday, January 14 2013 Jan 14, 2013 Monday, January 14, 2013 9:28:00 AM CST January 14, 2013 in News
By: Cody Lee Heyveld

COLUMBIA — Officers dispatched to Falling Leaf Lane early Monday morning in reference to an armed robbery.

A press release from the Columbia Police Department stated that a male entered Petro Mart armed with a hand gun and demanded money from the clerk.

The suspect took an undisclosed amount of money and fled the scene on foot heading westbound.

Officers located footprints in the snow that led from the west side of the business to a parking lot to the north of the business where the footprints ended. Authorities said no one was injured during the robbery and the investigation is ongoing.

Surveillance footage is not available at this time, but we will update the story as soon as any more information becomes available.

If anyone has information about this robbery, please contact the Columbia Police Department or Crime Stoppers at 875-TIPS to remain anonymous.

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