Columbia Police Respond to Hotel Robbery

8 years 4 months 2 hours ago Monday, November 28 2011 Nov 28, 2011 Monday, November 28, 2011 8:34:00 AM CST November 28, 2011 in News
By: Stacey Welsh

COLUMBIA - The Columbia Police Department responded to the Wingate Inn on Wingate Court in Columbia at approximately 11:47 p.m. Sunday in reference to an armed robbery.

According to a press release from the police department, the investigation revealed two unidentified masked men entered the inn armed with handguns and demanded money. During the robbery, one of the men struck the clerk in the left eye with the handgun, knocking them to the floor. The clerk suffered bruising and a small laceration to their left eye. The men fled the area on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.

The police department requests residents' assistance in identifying two possible suspects in this case. Descriptions of the individuals are as follows:

Suspect #1-

  • White male (20's, 6'0, 180-220 pounds)
  • Last seen wearing a mask and dark clothing

Suspect #2-

  • Unknown race male (20's, height not given, 150-180 pounds)
  • Last seen wearing a mask and dark clothing

The Columbia Police Department K-9 assisted in the search for the suspect. Officials turned the case over to the "major crimes unit." There have been no arrests, and the investigation is ongoing.

 

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