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      Columbia convenience store robbed at gunpoint

      Update: Tuesday April 19th at 9:50 a.m.: Columbia police continue their search for suspects who robbed a convenience store. Tuesday morning police released surveillance photos from inside the store.If anyone has any information in reference to this armed robbery please contact the Columbia Police Department or Crimestoppers at 875-TIPS.

      Original Story:

      A Columbia convenience store was robbed at gunpoint early Monday morning.Police said it happened at the Phillips 66 on West Ash. Witnesses reported four black males came into the business around 3:01 a.m. Monday, one armed with a handgun. Two of the suspects reportedly forced the female employees into the cashier area and demanded money.Police said the suspects fled on foot after getting an undetermined amount of cash from the registers. The two employees were struck in the head with the handgun by the armed suspect, according to police, but no medical treatment was needed.Police are looking for four black males, age range from the teens to 20s. 5 TM8 to 6 TM0 with thin builds. All suspects were in dark clothing and wore hoodies pulled tight over their heads with some type of masks covering their faces.

      If anyone has any information in reference to this armed robbery please contact the Columbia Police Department or Crimestoppers at 875-TIPS.

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