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UPDATE: Police say robbery suspect used victim's credit card

Friday, February 4, 2011 | 3:40 p.m. CST; updated 10:38 p.m. CST, Saturday, February 5, 2011
An MU Police Department spokesman said this photo from a security camera shows one of the suspects in an armed robbery took place 2 a.m. Tuesday near the intersection of Rollins Street and East Campus Drive. Police are asking the public's help in finding the suspect.

COLUMBIA — Police have new information on a gunpoint robbery that happened Tuesday. One of the suspects used the victim’s credit card shortly after the robbery and was seen on a surveillance video.  

One of the suspects spent $69.17 on a carton of cigarettes and lottery tickets at 2:34 a.m. at I-70 Eagle Stop, 1704 N. Providence Road, said Captain Scott Richardson, MU Police Department public information officer. At 2:42 a.m. the suspect purchased $15 worth of additional lottery tickets.

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The robbery took place at 2 a.m. Tuesday near the intersection of Rollins Street and East Campus Drive. A 21-year-old female student was walking alone along Rollins Street when two men stepped out of a white, four-door vehicle. The men put on dark masks and stole her cell phone and her friend’s cell phone and wallet, which she had been holding, police said.

The student told police the first suspect was a white male in his early 20s, standing about 5 feet 6-inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall with a medium stocky build, a half-inch-thick necklace tattoo and very short blond hair.

The second suspect was described as a black male in his early 20s, standing 5 feet 4 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall with a skinny build. Both suspects wore dark sweatshirts, dark pants and masks over their faces.

Anyone with information about the crime can contact Detective Sam Easley at 884-3721 or CrimeStoppers at 875-8477.


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