Break Time robbed early Sunday

Sunday, November 18, 2007 | 5:01 p.m. CST; updated 7:04 p.m. CDT, Sunday, July 20, 2008

COLUMBIA — A Break Time convenience store on Nebraska Avenue was robbed early Sunday morning and a clerk was sprayed with a type of pepper spray, Columbia police said.

Police said a man demanded and took an undisclosed amount of money at about 4:10 a.m. from Break Time, 301 Nebraska Ave., and then sprayed the 36-year-old clerk with a “chemical irritant,” police say could be Mace or pepper spray.

The clerk was not seriously injured.

The man left the store on foot and ran to a vehicle, described as a white 1990s model sedan. He was last seen traveling north on Providence Road, police said in a news release.

The suspect was described as 5 feet 9 inches tall and of medium build. He was wearing dark clothing and ski mask at the time of the robbery, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 875-8477.

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