Columbia police investigate downtown strong armed robbery
COLUMBIA - Columbia Police were investigating Friday a strong armed robbery on 100 block of Tenth Street late Thursday night.
Officers found a male victim lying on the sidewalk with an injury to his head while responding to a separate call at 11:58 p.m.
Investigators found two male suspects struck the victim and stole items. The victim was intoxicated and unable to recall details of the incident.
A male witness saw the suspects taking items from the victim and attempted to intervene. The witness said he was hit in the face by one of the male suspects.
The suspects fled the scene on foot with the victim's items.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Columbia Police Department, or call CrimeStoppers.
(Editor's note: This story has been changed to change "armed robbery" to "strong armed robbery")