Columbia Police officers responded to 3100 Wingate Court, Suburban Extended Stay Motel, at 8:46 p.m. in reference to a robbery.
The preliminary investigation revealed a male suspect entered the lobby of the business armed with a handgun and demanded money. The suspect retrieved an undisclosed amount of money and fled the area on foot. Upon officers' arrival, a K-9 track was conducted and ended in a lot south of the business. There were no reported injuries or property damage as a result of the robbery. The investigation is on-going.
The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 6' tall with a heavy build. He was last seen wearing dark clothing with his face covered.
If you have any information on this incident, please contact the Columbia Police Department, or call CrimeStoppers at (573) 875-TIPS to remain anonymous.