Two armed robberies under investigation

Sunday, November 15, 2009 | 5:47 p.m. CST

COLUMBIA — The Boone County Sheriff’s Department was investigating two armed robberies, which occurred early Sunday morning, according to a release.

Robbery details from the release:

  • 12:51 a.m., 300 block of Hogan Drive; Two suspects, masked with dark colored bandanas, kicked in the front door of an apartment, revealed a handgun and demanded money from two female victims. They then held the victims on the floor at gunpoint, the victims reported. No one was injured.
  • 3:00 a.m., 4300 block of West Bethany Drive; Two suspects pointed a handgun at a 28-year-old male walking down Bethany Drive and demanded money from him. They proceeded to assault him and take some cash. The victim declined medical attention.

Sgt. James Perkins of the Boone County Sheriff’s Department said the department is unsure whether the robberies are connected.

“We don’t have any information at this point to link them together, but they’re still in the beginning stages of being investigated,” Perkins said.

The victim in the Bethany Drive robbery pointed deputies in the direction of an apartment building he thought the suspects had come from. Officers identified and detained two men matching the victim's description.

Tevin E. Clark, 17, was identified by the victim as a suspect in the Bethany Drive robbery, and the other man was released. The second suspect is still at large.

Clark was arrested for one count each of:

  • First degree robbery
  • Third degree assault
  • Possession of marijuana under 35 grams.

Anyone with information concerning these investigations is encouraged to contact the Boone County Sheriff's Department at 875-1111. Callers who wish to remain anonymous may call CrimeStoppers at 875-TIPS.

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