Police make arrest in robbery case

Thursday, July 22, 2010 | 3:18 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — One man was arrested Wednesday in connection with a Tuesday robbery.

Police arrested Kirk Jones on Wednesday. A news release from the Columbia Police Department said he had crack cocaine on him when he was arrested.

Police charged Jones, 28, with one count of 1st degree robbery and one count of possession of a controlled substance. No bond has been set yet.

Police suspect Jones was involved in the robbery of an apartment in the 2900 block of Leeway Drive at about 5 p.m. Tuesday.

According to the release, before the robbery happened, a woman went to visit a friend and when she arrived at her friend's apartment, she left the front door unlocked. A few minutes later, two men she saw in the parking lot when she arrived then entered the apartment. The first man robbed the woman at gunpoint and the two suspects left the scene in a green Toyota Camry, according to the news release.

According to the department's release, Jones was the second robber and not the man who was armed. Police are still looking for the other suspect.

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