Police looking for suspect in central Columbia robbery

Saturday, October 20, 2007 | 12:44 p.m. CDT; updated 4:03 a.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Columbia police are looking for the person who robbed a man by gunpoint in central Columbia on Friday night.

According to a Columbia Police Department release, at about 10:51 p.m. police received a call that a 30-year-old man had been walking near First and Ash streets when a man grabbed him by the arm, pointed a gun at him and demanded money. The victim told police the suspect took the money he gave him and then ran northbound.

The suspect is described as a black man, of medium build, between 5 feet 8 inches and 5 feet 9 inches tall, with dark complexion and no facial hair. He was last seen wearing a blue-hooded sweatshirt with white writing on it and blue jeans. He displayed a dark-colored large caliber semi-automatic handgun.

Anyone with any information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at (573) 875-8477.

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