Columbia Police officers responded to a robbery in the 1700 block of Hinkson Avenue overnight. Public Safety Joint Communications received a call at 12:00 a.m. indicating a male victim was en route to purchase an item from a Craigslist ad when he was robbed.
Upon officers' arrival they made contact with the male victim, 22. The investigation revealed the male victim was approached by a male suspect as the victim was approaching the residence. The suspect implied he had a weapon and demanded money from the victim. The suspect received an undisclosed amount of money before fleeing the area on foot, heading in a northbound direction. The victim was not injured. The suspect is described as a white male in his late 20's, approximately 5'10" with brown hair and a large build. The investigation is on-going. If you have any information regarding this robbery, please contact the Columbia Police Department, or call CrimeStoppers at (573) 875-TIPS to remain anonymous.
The Columbia Police Department would like to remind citizens our Online Exchange Zone is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week in the lobby of our department. Citizens can arrange to make their online transactions in the secured area with video surveillance. Weapons and/or weapon transactions are not permitted in the Online Exchange Zone. For more information on our Online Exchange Zone, please review our informational video on our YouTube channel at: http://youtu.be/OQXGm0t-xOE .