Contact: Officer Latisha Stroer, Public Information Officer
Columbia Police Department
ARMED ROBBERY COLUMBIA COIN AND STAMP
On 3/19/13 at 10:20 A.M., officers were dispatched to 405 Bernadette Drive, Columbia Coin and Stamp in reference to an armed robbery. The investigation revealed three black males entered the store each armed with a hand gun and demanded money from the clerk. Two of the suspects had ski masks over their face. The suspects took an undisclosed amount of money and fled the scene in a brown Chevrolet Suburban heading eastbound on Ash Street. A fourth suspect stayed in the vehicle during the robbery. One of the three suspects that went into the store fled the scene on foot heading westbound from the store. A Columbia Police Department K-9 was called to the scene to assist with a track of the suspect. No one was injured during the robbery and the investigation is ongoing.
All three black males were in their 20's, appeared similar in size, approximately 5'9" and under 175 pounds. All three suspects were last seen wearing black coats and pants. All three suspects were armed with handguns.
If anyone has any information about this robbery, please contact the Columbia Police Department or Crime Stoppers at 875-TIPS to remain anonymous.