Armed robbery suspect on the loose

Police are searching for an armed man who robbed a Columbia business late Wednesday night.

Officers were called to the Loop Liquor & Food Mart at 26 Business Loop 70 East around 11:30.

Police say a man entered the business armed with a handgun and demanded money. The suspect then left the scene on foot with an unknown amount of cash.

A Columbia Police dog was used in the search.

The suspect is described as a white man in his late twenties or early thirties. He was last seen wearing a hat, jean shorts and a light colored t-shirt.

Anyone with information about this robbery is asked to call Columbia Police or Crime Stoppers at (573)875-TIPS to remain anonymous.