Man arrested for home invasion robbery, damaging vehicle

Monday, April 29, 2013 | 1:24 p.m. CDT; updated 1:51 p.m. CDT, Monday, April 29, 2013

COLUMBIA —Three men broke into a residence on the 1600 block of Hanover Boulevard early Sunday morning, according to a release from the Columbia Police Department.

Officers were dispatched at 1:37 a.m. The investigation revealed that three men armed with handguns forced open the front door of the apartment. Wearing hooded sweatshirts and masks, the suspects stole property and ransacked the apartment. The victim was not injured during the incident. The suspects ran away.

At 4:03 a.m. Sunday, an officer pulled up to a disturbance at 3406 Rangeline St. The officer spoke to a woman and found that a man had damaged her vehicle.

The officer arrested a man, and during a search discovered a debit card with the name of the victim from the home invasion robbery on Hanover.

Tre Cooper was arrested on suspicion of second-degree property damage, first-degree robbery, and armed criminal action.

Cooper had a $500 bond set for second-degree property damage. No bail had been set for the first-degree robbery and armed criminal action charges as of Monday morning.

Police said the investigation was ongoing.

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