UPDATE: Robbery Suspect Description Confirmed
COLUMBIA - Police have confirmed details in the early-morning robbery that took place at the Midwest Petroleum gas station around 4 a.m. Friday morning. The location is at Providence and Locust street.
The suspect is described as a black or mixed-race male, between 5 feet and 5 feet 1 inch tall and approximately 140 pounds.
The suspect indicated he had a weapon but no weapon was used or shown during the robbery. Officials are not disclosing the amount of cash that was taken.
Deputy Smith with the Boone County Sheriff's Department conducted the K-9 search for the suspect but lost track of the suspect's scent during the pursuit.
The case has now been referred to the major crime's unit for investigation.