CPD makes an arrest in liquor store robbery
COLUMBIA - Police said Tuesday detectives identified and arrested a Columbia man in connection to an Aug. 13 armed robbery of Loop Liquor & Food Mart.
Columbia Police detectives said they arrested 31-year-old Joesph Lee Anderson around 6:30 p.m. Monday on suspicions of armed criminal action and first-degree robbery.
Sergeant Joe Bernhard of the Columbia Police Department said Anderson was identified by video surveillance from the store.
An investigation into the robbery found a man had entered the store with a handgun, demanded money from the clerk and ran away.
Anderson was already in custody at the Boone County Jail for alleged involvement in an unrelated stealing case on Friday.
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