Police searching for suspect in convenience store robbery

Monday, April 14, 2008 | 7:14 p.m. CDT; updated 1:31 p.m. CDT, Sunday, July 20, 2008

COLUMBIA — Police are looking for a man who robbed a Casey’s Convenience Store in northern Columbia on Monday morning.

Officers were dispatched to the store, at 2520 Rangeline St., at about 11:45 a.m. in response to the robbery, according to a news release from the Columbia Police Department.

Witnesses told officers that a man robbed, at knife-point, an employee who was preparing to make a deposit, and then ran east to the wooded area behind the convenience store with the money, according to the news release.

The suspect is described as a white male, between 40 and 45 years old, between 5 feet 9 inches and 5 feet 11 inches tall, with dirty blond hair and brown eyes, according to the news release. He was last seen leaving the area in a green trench-type coat, khaki pants, black boots and a black hat.

Police ask anyone with information to submit a tip to the CrimeStoppers Web site,

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