Columbia police officers responded to a report of an attempted robbery at about 10:30 p.m. Saturday in the 2700 block of Quail Drive.
According to a release issued by Columbia Police Sgt. Lloyd Simons, the suspect implied he had a weapon and demanded the victim’s wallet. Police said the victim, a 53-year-old Columbia resident, tried to distract his attacker but was hit in the face. The victim, police said, then fled to his residence, and the suspect walked off to the north without any of the victim’s property.
The suspect is described as a 20- to 25-year-old male, about 6 feet tall, weighing between 140-160 pounds. He was last seen wearing a green baseball-style jersey with long green shorts, a white headband with stripes and white tennis shoes.
Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 573-875-8477.
— Lindsey Thomas