Columbia police search for suspect in downtown credit union robbery

Monday, July 16, 2012 | 4:20 p.m. CDT; updated 5:10 p.m. CDT, Thursday, July 19, 2012

COLUMBIA — The Columbia Police Department was searching for a suspect in the Monday afternoon robbery at Columbia Employee Credit Union, 310 E. Walnut St.

Officers were dispatched at 1:14 p.m. after a man entered the bank and handed the teller a note demanding money, Public Information Officer Latisha Stroer said in an email. He escaped with an undisclosed amount of money.


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The suspect is a 6-foot-tall, 40- to 50-year-old black male weighing about 150 pounds. He was last seen heading north on foot, wearing a sweater vest and hat, Stroer said.

No one was injured during the robbery, and there was no weapon used, Stroer said.

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