Woman says man with a gun tried to rob her in her car

Saturday, May 31, 2008 | 2:26 p.m. CDT; updated 1:12 a.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 22, 2008

COLUMBIA — A woman said a man tried to rob her late Friday night while she was stopped at a light at the intersection of Grindstone and Rock Quarry, Columbia police said.

According to a news release, a man in a ski mask approached the open driver’s side window of the woman’s vehicle on foot, showed her a handgun and demanded money.

The woman said she immediately drove away without giving the man anything and called police about 10 minutes later. Officers searched the area but were unable to find the suspect.

The incident happened just before midnight Friday.

Anyone with information on the attempted robbery is asked to send it to the CrimeStoppers Web site, You don’t have to give your name, but you may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,500 if your information leads to an arrest.

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