Four armed robberies similar in nature on Tuesday
COLUMBIA - College-aged males should be on the look out after four armed robberies targeted the demographic. The Columbia Police Department and University of Missouri Interim Chancellor Hank Foley spoke at the city council chambers about the four crimes.
The crimes took place between the hours of 12:55 a.m. and 11:45 p.m. on Tuesday July 12, 2016. Here is a brief description of the crimes:
- 12:55 a.m. - Armed robbery of two victims behind the Gunter Hans Restaurant on Hitt Street
- 1:13 a.m. - Armed robbery of two victims at the 2900 block of Old Highway 63 South
- 10:55 p.m. - Armed robbery of one victim at the corner of Locust Street and Waugh Street
- 11:45 p.m. - Armed robbery of three victims on the 1300 block of Wilkes Boulevard
Foley emphasized the importance of safety for University of Missouri students.
"The care for and safety of the entire campus community remains our number one responsibility. This is a commitment that we have made to our students, to their parents, to faculty and others and one that I take extremely seriously," Foley said.
The university will continue to work with the police department throughout the investigation.
The Columbia Police Department urges anyone with information to contact them.