1 man suspected in robberies of downtown Columbia businesses
Nov 24, 2010 11:48:00 AM - thestate.com
The Columbia Police Department is searching for a man suspected of robbing six downtown businesses since Nov. 15.
He has robbed two businesses twice each and seems to target restaurants, according to police reports.
The man usually hits the businesses around the same time of night and wears the same type of clothes, including a black ski mask, white shoes and gloves.
The string of robberies include:
Nov. 15: Maurice's Barbecue on Elmwood Avenue at 7:30 p.m. and United 4 Corners on Harden Street at 9:15 p.m.
Nov. 17: Devine Foods on Devine Street at 9:30 p.m.
Nov. 18: Staybridge Suites on Huger Street at 10:30 p.m.
Nov. 20: Staybridge Suites on Huger Street at 9:15 p.m.
Nov. 22: Maurice's Barbecue on Elmwood Avenue at 8 p.m.
Anyone with information about these robberies should call Crimestoppers at 1-888-274-6372.
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