Columbia Police Department (CPD) investigators are releasing a surveillance picture of an armed robbery suspect who’s accused of stealing money from a discount store last night.
The man also matches the description of a suspect in connection with two similar crimes.
The suspect is described as a heavy-set black male wearing dark pants and a gray hoodie with dark gloves and a ski mask in an attempt to partially hide his identity. One victim describes the man as having a large mouth and in particular lips of a dark tone.
Investigators ask that you pay close attention to the gray athletic shoes in the surveillance picture and the robber’s stance.
** The man should be considered armed and dangerous **
The armed robbery incidents occurred on the following dates, times and locations:
January 21, 2019, | Approximately 9:00 p.m. | 619 Beltline Boulevard – Dollar General
January 22, 2019, | Approx. 9:30 p.m. | 2800 Leesburg Road – Family Dollar (Surveillance Picture)
January 22, 2019, | Approx. 10:00 p.m. | 2715 Main Street – Lil Cricket Convenience Store
In the last incident, the suspect discharged his weapon in the air inside the store; no one was injured as a result.
Citizens with information on the suspect’s identity and/or whereabouts are encouraged to contact Crimestoppers in any of the following ways:
CALL toll-free, 888-CRIME-SC.
LOG onto: www.midlandscrimestoppers.com, and click on the red “Submit a tip” tab.
DOWNLOAD the new P3 Tips App for Apple or Android devices.