Suspect holds woman, children at gunpoint to get away from Best Buy robbery

10 months 9 hours 25 minutes ago Monday, January 15 2018 Jan 15, 2018 Monday, January 15, 2018 1:10:16 PM CST January 15, 2018 in News
By: Annie Hammock, KOMU 8 Interactive Director
COLUMBIA - Columbia Police say a man robbed the Best Buy on Worley Street and then held a customer and her children at gunpoint to make his escape. 

Police say Fulton resident Erik Demetrek Colbert, 28, was arrested and booked into the Boone County Jail.

A press statement said Colbert held a Best Buy employee at gunpoint before ordering the woman and her children to carry the stolen items to a vehicle. Colbert drove the vehicle from the scene and was arrested about 30 minutes later, police said.

He is facing charges of kidnapping, assault, armed criminal action, first-degree robbery and felony stealing.

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