Contact: Officer Latisha Stroer, Public Information Officer
Columbia Police Department
ARMED ROBBERY AMERICA'S BEST VALUE INN
On 9/2/13 at 9:36 P.M., officers were dispatched to 1718 N. Providence Road, in reference to an armed robbery in progress. The investigation revealed a black male armed with a gun entered the hotel and demanded money from the clerk. The suspect took an undisclosed amount of money and fled the scene on foot heading southbound from the business. There was no one injured during the robbery. A K-9 attempted to track the suspect but was unsuccessful. The investigation is ongoing.
A black male, approximately 5'8", a t-shirt over his face, last seen wearing a long sleeve shirt, shorts and
tennis shoes. The suspect was armed with a gun.
If anyone has any information about the suspects in this robbery,
please contact the Columbia Police Department or Crime
Stoppers at (573)875-TIPS to remain anonymous.