Between Nov. 20-22, Columbia police officers have responded to reports of approximately 10 incidents across the city where several restaurants have been burglarized.
While investigating these incidents separately, officers discovered that a 16 year-old juvenile suspect was involved with at least two of the burglaries.
The suspect was seen on camera throwing a large rock through the front window of one of the businesses. The suspect went inside and took an undisclosed amount of money.
The juvenile has been detained for the charges of second degree burglary, felony resisting arrest, first degree property damage and a misdemeanor stealing in connection with burglaries at Agave Mexican Restaurant, 901 Safari, Suite 101, and at Tortilleria El Patron, 711 Vandiver Dr.
At this time there is no evidence that connects the juvenile to the other burglaries. The remaining burglaries are still under investigation.
If you saw something or know something, say something. Anyone with information about this incident is urged to please contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652 or CrimeStoppers at 573.875.TIPS (8477) to remain anonymous.
Case Number 2020-011199