Columbia Police officers responded to 1704 North Providence Road, I-70 Eagle Stop, at 4:02 a.m. in reference to an attempted armed robbery. An on-duty security guard was present at the time of the incident.
The preliminary investigation revealed two male suspects entered the business armed with handguns and immediately retreated upon seeing the security guard. The suspects did not obtain any property and fled the area on foot. There were no reported injuries or property damage. Officers conducted a search of the area, however, were unable to locate the suspects. The investigation is on-going.
If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact the Columbia Police Department, or call CrimeStoppers at (573) 875-TIPS to remain anonymous.