Columbia police were dispatched following reports of an armed robbery at Midwest Petroleum, 101 Nifong Boulevard at 2:50 a.m. Sunday.

The suspect entered the gas station with a gun demanding that the employee give him money. The employee complied, giving an undisclosed amount to the suspect, according to a news release. There were no injuries reported.

The suspect is described as a male, around 5'8" and wearing a light colored sweatshirt with dark pants. He left the area in a later model Nissan Sentra.

The Criminal Investigations Division of the police department is looking into the crime. More info may be released at a later date.

If anybody has any information regarding the robbery, they are asked to contact the Columbia Police Department at 573-874-7652 or CrimeStoppers at 573-875-8477.

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