Columbia police: Gunman, 2 others break into home, steal marijuana

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 | 3:46 p.m. CDT; updated 8:09 a.m. CDT, Wednesday, April 23, 2014

COLUMBIA — Three men — one with a handgun — broke into a south Columbia home Monday night and demanded marijuana from the two men living there.

Shortly before 9 p.m., one resident heard footsteps in the hallway of his house on the 1400 block of Rolling Rock Drive, according to a Columbia Police Department news release. When the resident went to check on the noise, he was confronted by a man with a handgun who demanded to know where marijuana was. 

Downstairs, his roommate was confronted by two other men. Both residents fled and were able to escape safely. 

According to the news release, the men likely entered through an unlocked sliding-glass door. The only thing missing from the home was a gram or less of marijuana. Officers found and seized several smoking devices, other drug paraphernalia and a small amount of marijuana from the house.

No arrests have been made, and the investigation is continuing. 

The man who had the gun is described as a black man in his early 20s, about 5 feet 10 inches tall with a slender build. He was last seen wearing a light-colored shirt and black pants. The only description of the other two is that they were both men, according to the news release. 

Police ask that anyone with information about the incident contact the Police Department or Crime Stoppers at 875-8477.  

Supervising editor is Edward Hart.

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