Columbia Robberies Yield No Arrests
COLUMBIA - While the Columbia Police Department arrested one man in connection with two weekend robberies, there are two more incidents that have not yielded arrests.
According to a media release from the police department, officers responded to an armed robbery at Casey's General Store on Rangeline Street at about 7:30 a.m. Saturday. The suspect walked into the business and demanded money. The police department said the suspect implied he had a weapon but did not display it. The suspect ran southbound from the store with an undisclosed amount of money.
The police department also said video surveillance is not available, and the investigation is ongoing.
In a separate armed robbery incident, Columbia police responded to Steak N' Shake on West Worley Street at approximately 1:13 a.m. Sunday. The police department said victims were leaving the restaurant when two males approached them from the direction of Westlake Ace Hardware store. The suspects were armed and demanded money.
The suspects ran away from the scene, heading soutwest, with the victims money, car keys and electronic items. The police department said a K9 assisted in tracking the suspects but was not successful.
The Columbia Police Department also said it has no information that the robberies are connected as of Sunday evening.