Man arrested after Eagle Stop robbery

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COLUMBIA - A Columbia man was arrested Tuesday after officers were dispatched to a robbery at an Eagle Stop along Providence Road. 

Robert G. Garcia, 34,, was arrested on a possible charge of robbery in the first degree. 

The Columbia Police Department received the dispatch call at 12:50 A.M.

Police said their investigation revealed Garcia entered the gas station, raised his right hand in the shape of a handgun, and demanded money from the clerk. A store manager told KOMU 8 News Garcia was in "an extremely intoxicated state."

Before the cashier could hand over any money, a Signal 88 security guard intervened and police said he detained Garcia until officers arrived.

Garcia's bond was not set as of Tuesday morning.