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Police investigate strong arm robbery in downtown Columbia

A man was taken to the hospital after a strong arm robbery in downtown Columbia early Tuesday morning.

The Columbia Police Department said the robbery happened at 3:17 a.m. in the 200 block of Hitt Street. Officers were dispatched to a verbal disturbance in the area after someone reported hearing screams.

Officers said they made contact with the victim and discovered he was in an alley when he was struck by a man multiple times. The suspect then took property from the victim before fleeing the area.

The victim was taken to the hospital for evaluation.

Anyone with information in regards to the robbery is asked to contact the Columbia Police Department at 573-874-7652, or call CrimeStoppers at 573-875-TIPS (8477) to remain anonymous.

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