Columbia armed robbery suspect at large

3 years 1 week 23 hours ago July 19, 2014 Jul 19, 2014 Saturday, July 19 2014 Saturday, July 19, 2014 8:21:00 PM CDT in News
By: Drew Whiteman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLUMBIA - A suspect fled police on foot after an armed robbery at a Super 8 motel on Clark Lane Saturday evening.

Sergeant Hawkins of the Columbia Police Department reported that the suspect escaped the motel with an undisclosed amount of money after brandishing a handgun in the lobby.

Police responded to the call at 7:27 p.m. After arriving on the scene, police had guests stay in their rooms while they established a perimeter around the motel. No injuries were reported.

Officials report that the suspect is a black man approximately 6 feet tall, slender, and in his twenties. The suspect was reportedly wearing a white t-shirt, dark jeans, a dark baseball cap, sunglasses, and a white handkerchief covering his face.

Police urge anyone with information about the incident to call the tips hotline at 573-875-TIPS. 

This is a developing story. KOMU 8 News is working to gather details and will post them as they become available.

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