Detectives believe two armed robberies are related
COLUMBIA - Detectives at the Columbia Police Department believe two armed robberies which officers responded to Friday morning are related.
Officers first went to the scene of an armed robbery at the Break Time convenience store at 1410 Forum Boulevard around 4 a.m.
The robber demanded money from the clerk and then left.
The clerk was not injured.
Officers responded to a second armed robbery at Midwest Petroleum on 126 Providence Road at 5:40 a.m.
The robber once again demanded money from the clerk and left the scene, and the clerk was not injured.
Detectives believe the two armed robberies are related because the suspect in both cases had a similar description.
Anyone with information regarding the robberies, should contact the Columbia Police Department or CrimeStoppers at (573) 875-TIPS to remain anonymous.