Man robbed while selling EBT card

Jefferson City police are investigating an alleged armed robbery Thursday night.

Jefferson City police are investigating an alleged armed robbery.

At about 10 p.m. Thursday, police went to a residence on the east side of Jefferson City for a report of an armed robbery. The reported robbery happened earlier in the day at a different location.

Officers said the 28-year-old victim said he was in the 1000 block of West Main Street earlier in the day to meet up with someone he knew to illegally buy an EBT card.

He said he got into a vehicle with that person, along with two others, and left the area to â??complete the transaction,â?? according to police.

As they left the area, the victim said one of the people in the car showed him a semi-automatic handgun and demanded his property.

The victim handed over his wallet, and was forced out of the vehicle a few blocks away.

The victim then walked home and called police.

The victim was not harmed during the robbery.