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Columbia police seek suspect in Shell station armed robbery

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 | 6:10 p.m. CDT; updated 7:46 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Police are seeking a suspect in connection with a robbery on Sunday morning at the Shell gas station at 904 I-70 Drive S.W.

COLUMBIA — Police are seeking a suspect in connection with a robbery Sunday morning at the Shell gas station at 904 I-70 Drive S.W.

Officers were dispatched at 11:42 a.m. after a person entered the store with a butcher knife and demanded money from the clerk. The suspect left the store from the front door with the cash register drawer and the employee's purse, the release stated.

According to the release, the suspect was seen running westbound from the scene. The search was assisted by the Missouri State Highway Patrol K-9 unit, but it was unsuccessful.

Surveillance images of the suspect were captured. Police are asking that anyone with information contact the Columbia Police Department or Crime Stoppers at 875-8477.

Supervising editor is Zach Murdock.


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