Police search for armed robber at apartment complex

Aspen Heights

Update: 9:10pm

Columbia Police say the victims were two 21-year-old women who live at Aspen Heights. They told police they were robbed at gunpoint by one suspect.

The first victim was outside in front of her apartment walking her dog when she was approached by the suspect who pointed a handgun at her. The suspect made her go inside her home where he demanded money from her and the second victim.

The suspect then fled on foot in an unknown direction after getting an undisclosed amount of money. Neither woman was injured.

The suspect is described as a black male, medium complexion, late teens to early twenties, with a gap in his front teeth and short braided hair. He is described as thin, approximately 5â??10â??, wearing a black puffy coat, gray sweatshirt, dark pants, and white shoes.

This isn't the first report of violent crime at the south Columbia complex - it opened in the summer of 2013 and caters primarily to students. We have links below to previous coverage.

Update: 8:45pm

Columbia Police tell KRCG it was a woman walking her dog who was robbed at gunpoint tonight. It happened between 6:00-6:30pm at the Aspen Heights complex. Police used dogs in their search which lasted about 2 and a half hours. They lost the suspect's trail.

Columbia Police say they are searching for an armed robber in the Aspen Heights apartment complex in south Columbia. The new group of homes is off Grindstone Parkway and primarily caters to students. KRCG has a reporter on the scene who says at one time no one was being allowed into the complex. We will update our report as we get more information.