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Police investigate armed robbery at title loan business in central Columbia

An investigation is underway after an armed robbery at a title loan business in central Columbia on Friday afternoon.

Police told an ABC 17 News crew at the scene the armed robbery happened at Mid-American Title Loans near the intersection of Rangeline Street and Business Loop 70 around 3 p.m.

Witnesses told police one shot was fired inside the business, causing minor damage. No one was injured.

So far, police have made no arrests in this investigation. According to police, a jacket found on Pannell Street is related to this investigation. “The suspect was described as a black male, 20 to 30 years old, 6 feet tall, thin build, wearing a thin dark colored winter coat and armed with a handgun,” police said in a press release. The man allegedly left with an undisclosed amount of money and was last seen traveling southwest on foot. Anyone with information about the investigation is asked to please contact CPD at 573-874-7652 or Crimestoppers at 573-875-TIPS to remain anonymous. Sign up for email news alerts by clicking here

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