Armed man robs store on Business Loop 70 late Wednesday

Thursday, August 14, 2014 | 12:20 p.m. CDT; updated 5:32 p.m. CDT, Thursday, August 14, 2014

COLUMBIA — A man armed with a handgun robbed the Loop Liquor & Food Mart store on Business Loop 70 late Wednesday.

According to a Columbia Police Department news release, officers responded to the store at 26 Business Loop 70 E. at 11:30 p.m. Once there, they learned that a man had entered the store earlier with a handgun and demanded money from the clerk.

No one was injured during the robbery, but the suspect got away with an undisclosed amount of money, according to the release. Officers attempted to track him using a police dog but were unsuccessful.

The suspect was described as a man in his late 20s or early 30s. He was last seen wearing a hat, long jean shorts and a light-colored T-shirt. 

The investigation into the robbery is ongoing, and anyone with information about it can call the Police Department at 573-874-7652 or Crime Stoppers at 573-875-8477.

Supervising editor is Edward Hart.

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