On 7/28/15 at 7:54 P.M., officers arrested Willie Earl Green, 42, of Columbia in reference to the 6/28/15 robbery at 126 S. Providence Road, Midwest Petroleum.
Street Crime Unit detectives were patrolling the area of Grand Avenue and West Business Loop 70 when they observed a male subject matching the description of a robbery suspect. They made contact with Green who had been identified through investigation as the suspect in the Midwest Petroleum robbery. Green was additionally identified as a suspect in the following burglaries:
- 6/21/15 at 11:50 P.M. at 1907 North Providence, Itchy's Stop and Scratch Antique Shop wherein U.S. currency was stolen.
- 7/21/15 at 11:30 P.M. at 802 E. Business Loop 70, Tiger Town Treasures wherein a pocket knife and tools were stolen.
Green was arrested for Robbery in the First Degree with a to be set bond and two (2) counts of Felony Burglary in the Second Degree with a total bond of $9,000.00.
The Columbia Police Department is proud of the hard work and dedication of the Criminal Investigations Division and Street Crimes Unit in apprehending this suspect.
2015-006735, 2015-007027, 2015-008029