Columbia Police Department responded early Wednesday to a call about an armed robbery at the Phillips 66 station on Nifong Boulevard.

Police were called around 3:30 a.m. to the station at 101 E. Nifong Blvd. After taking an undisclosed amount of money, the suspect fled, according to a news release.

Columbia police described him in the release as a white male wearing a tan baseball hat, sunglasses, a red-and-blue jacket, jeans and tan boots. 

The suspect implied he had a weapon, according to the release, although no weapon was seen by officers.

Police request anyone with information on the suspect to call the department at 573-874-7652 or CrimeStoppers at 573-875-TIPS to remain anonymous.

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