Two men rob Columbia's Hong Kong Restaurant, police report

Thursday, March 29, 2012 | 2:21 p.m. CDT; updated 3:51 p.m. CDT, Thursday, March 29, 2012

COLUMBIA — Two men held up Hong Kong Restaurant, 106 Business Loop 70 W., on   Wednesday night by brandishing a handgun.

One of the robbers demanded money from the restaurant employees, then both fled on foot, according to a news release from the Columbia Police Department. No one was injured. An undisclosed amount of money was taken.

Police responded to the robbery at 10:39 p.m., but the men are still at large as of Thursday afternoon.

Both men were wearing masks during the robbery.  

Columbia police encourage anyone who may have information about the restaurant robbery to contact the police. To provide information anonymously, people may call Crime Stoppers at 875-8477.


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Ray Shapiro March 29, 2012 | 3:21 p.m.

Good to see that three properties of the "Peppers" owned "businesses" are up for sale.
What a shame, though, that I can now envision a Columbia where Chinese restaurant owners, bank clerks and gas station attendants sit behind glass booths.
Better yet, store owners should just close down and take their businesses to neighborhoods which appreciate having them.
I've all ready noticed a gas station closing shop off of the business loop on Rangeline and many empties near Smiley and Rangeline.
Maybe that blight designation should be applied to everything North of Broadway.
This town is being held hostage by unreported gang activity and affiliations.
Any news about a teen curfew in this everything's free game, easy pickings, fair town of ours?

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Jessica Clark March 30, 2012 | 8:55 a.m.

Ray Shapiro,

I will be looking into your question about a teen curfew in Columbia.

Jessica Clark
Columbia Missourian

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Jessica Clark April 3, 2012 | 10:12 p.m.

Ray Shapiro,

So far, the Columbia Police Department has seen no new developments on the teen curfew issue since it was introduced in 2010, Lt. Chris Kelley said.

Jessica Clark
Columbia Missourian

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