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Suspects on the run after robbing business in central Columbia

The Columbia Police Department is looking for two suspects who robbed a business Tuesday night.

Officers were dispatched to Lend Nation on the Business Loop just after 6:20 p.m.

According to police, two black men entered the business, showed a handgun and demanded money.

The suspects were able to get an undisclosed amount of money before running from the business.

No one was injured during the robbery.

Right after police arrived, they searched the area with K-9 units, but that search didn’t yield any results.

ABC 17 News spoke with a lieutenant on the scene who said the two men wore gloves, so the forensics team wasn’t able to pull fingerprints. They will continue to speak with witnesses and review surveillance video.

ABC 17 News checked at recent robbery numbers for Columbia. Through September of this year there were 84 robberies with 41 of those involving a gun.

Those numbers are down compared to the same time last year, where there were 92 robberies with 51 involving a firearm.

If you have information on this robbery, you are encouraged to call the Columbia Police Department or Crimestoppers at 875-TIPS to remain anonymous.

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