Contact: Officer Latisha Stroer, Public Information Officer
Columbia Police Department
HOME INVASION ROBBERY ON PREMIER LANE
On 8/7/14 at 4:45 A.M., officers were dispatched to the 3300 block of Premier Lane in reference to a 9-1-1 call with males yelling for money in the background.
The investigation revealed three unidentified black males armed with handguns forced open the front door of the apartment. Inside the residence was one male victim, age 52, two female victims, ages 25 and 21, and three juvenile victims, ages 1, 4 and 5. The male victim was tied up and hit with something to his head. The suspects were demanding money and searching the apartment.
The suspects fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of money in an unknown direction by unknown means. The male victim went to the hospital for a non-life threatening injury and has been released. The other victims were not injured during the robbery.
The only suspect description is three black males with an average build. One of the suspects had dreads.
There have been no arrests made and the investigation is ongoing.
If anyone has any information about this robbery, please contact the Columbia Police Department or Crime Stoppers at (573)875-TIPS to remain anonymous.