Police seek one man after Columbia convenience store robbery

Sunday, February 15, 2009 | 11:58 p.m. CST

COLUMBIA — Police are seeking a man after he entered a convenience store, pulled a handgun and demanded money from a customer and store clerk on Sunday evening, a Columbia Police Department news release states.

The man is described as a black man in his mid-20s with a thin build and light complexion measuring 5 feet, 4 inches to 5 feet, 6 inches tall. Police report that he was last seen wearing a tan mask over the bottom of his face and a dark-colored hooded jacket with white stripes on its sleeves and writing on the front.

According to the release, at about 8 p.m., the man entered the Midwest Petroleum station at 1102 Business Loop 70 E., brandished a handgun and demanded money from a female customer and a clerk. The man took an unknown amount of money from the two and then ran south from the store. Neither the clerk nor the woman was injured in the robbery.

Anyone with information about the robbery is encouraged to leave information on the Crimestoppers Web site, or call 875-TIPS.


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