Columbia police investigate early morning strong arm robbery

2 years 10 months 2 days ago Friday, August 21 2015 Aug 21, 2015 Friday, August 21, 2015 9:27:00 AM CDT August 21, 2015 in News
By: James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLUMBIA - The Columbia Police Department said a backpack was stolen Friday in an early morning strong arm robbery.

Police said they were called to East Walnut Street and North William Street about 1:30 a.m. in reference to a robbery. They discovered two men were walking eastbound on Walnut Street from College Avenue when they were approached by two suspects.

Police said one suspect distracted one of the men, while another suspect struck the victim, and stole his backpack.

CPD said the suspects ran north on William Street. Officers said they conducted a K-9 track, but did not locate either suspect. 

Officers asked anyone with information about the incident to contact the Columbia Police Department or call CrimeStoppers at (573) 875-TIPS.

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