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Man arrested on suspicion of robbery at Dollar General

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 | 1:32 p.m. CDT; updated 4:52 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 29, 2014

COLUMBIA — A 32-year-old Kansas City man was arrested on suspicion of first-degree robbery Monday night at a north Columbia Dollar General, Columbia Police spokeswoman Latisha Stroer said in a news release.

Columbia police were dispatched at 8:57 p.m. to a strong-arm robbery at the store located at 801 Vandiver Drive. According to the release, Gregory Renfro, who was believed to be under the influence of PCP, entered the store with a 5-year-old and a 6-year-old and began knocking down displays and shelves.

Renfro then threatened to assault and rape two female employees and announced he was robbing the store, Stroer said. He was trying to access the safe and cash registers when police officers arrived and took him into custody. No one was injured during the robbery.

Renfro was arrested on suspicion of multiple charges: two counts of endangering the welfare of a child in the first degree with a bond of $9,000, property damage in the first degree with a bond of $4,500, two counts of sexual misconduct in the second degree with a bond of $1,000 and robbery in the first degree with a bond yet to be determined.

Supervising editor is Landon Woodroof.


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