COLUMBIA — The MU Police Department is asking for help in identifying a strong-armed robbery suspect.
A 41-year-old St. Louis woman was attacked at approximately 2:45 a.m. Monday inside University Hospital. The victim was resting in a waiting room after visiting a patient in the intensive care unit when the suspect attacked her and stole an unspecified amount of money. The victim refused medical attention, MU Police Captain Brian Weimer said.
Hospital security responded immediately to the incident, and an image of the suspect was captured on the hospital’s surveillance system.
The suspect is described as a white male in his late twenties to early thirties with short blond hair and blue eyes. At the time, he was wearing a red and black checkered flannel over-shirt with a white T-shirt, blue jeans and a black baseball cap.
The MU police are asking that anyone with information on the incident call CrimeStoppers at (573) 875-8477. The call is anonymous, and callers may be eligible for a reward up to $1000 if the tip leads to an arrest.