COLUMBIA — Police have arrested a suspect in connection with a Friday morning robbery at Midwest Petroleum Phillips Convenience Store, 126 S. Providence Road.
According to a Columbia Police Department news release, police found Julio Guzman in the tunnels of the MKT Trail near Providence Road and Stewart Road.
Guzman was arrested on charges of first-degree robbery and bond has not yet been set.
The release reported this scenario:
A suspect took a six-pack of beer from the store's cooler and tried to leave the store without paying.
When the clerk approached him, the suspect said that he had a gun and would use it.
He did not show a weapon and left on foot with the stolen items.