COLUMBIA — A woman was robbed at gunpoint Monday evening while cleaning her automobile at a Paris Road car wash, according to a news release.
The woman described the robber as a man with a skinny build and a height of about 5 feet 10 inches.
The victim told police a man approached her from behind and demanded her purse. She initially refused and attempted to get into her car. The robber then threatened the victim with a handgun, took her purse and left. The victim was not injured.
According to the release, the man then fled the scene in a dark vehicle of unknown make or model.
The robbery occured at 8:15 p.m. at 1722 Paris Road. Anyone with information is asked to give their tips via the CrimeStoppers Web site.