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Police Make Arrest in Connection with Labor Day Robbery

Posted: Sep 3, 2013 2:06 PM by Nick Thompson, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
Updated: Sep 3, 2013 2:42 PM

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COLUMBIA - The Columbia Police Department arrested a man in connection with a Labor Day robbery Tuesday.

The department said officers were dispatched to Club Court around 4:30 p.m. Monday. Officers said they learned in their investigation that a 63-year-old male victim saw the suspect in the backyard and then saw the man go to the front yard. Police said the victim opened his door and the suspect forced his way into the residence.

Police said the suspect had a knife, threatened the victim and demanded the keys to the male victim's truck. Police said the suspect sped away from the area in the victim's truck. The victim was not injured. An officer in the area observed the victim's truck traveling northbound on Route B.

Police said a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper was in the area and pursued the stolen vehicle. The trooper took 32-year-old Dustin James Maupin nto custody at 4:39 P.M. on Route OO. Police said Maupin was arrested for armed criminal action, first-degree burglary, first-degree robbery and felony stealing. Maupin was transported and released to Boone County Jail.

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