Overnight Robbery Attempt Foiled by Off-Duty Trooper
COLUMBIA - Around 1 a.m. Saturday morning, two men walked into the Wingate hotel, allegedly to commit robbery.
In the lobby they encountered an off-duty Illinois state trooper who identified himself, causing both men to immediately flee.
Both are described as white males between the ages of 18 and 25. One is roughly 5 feet 5 inches tall and the other is roughly 5 feet 11 inches tall. The taller man also has a large tattoo on his forearm.
No other information is available at this time and police ask anyone with information to call 875-TIPS.