Woman robbed at Columbia car wash

Tuesday, May 5, 2009 | 10:03 a.m. CDT

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.

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John Schultz May 5, 2009 | 12:50 p.m.

Perhaps the name of the car wash should have been included in the story?

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