Robbery suspect arrested in Columbia

A suspect in a strong arm robbery has been arrested after allegedly attempting to steal money and liquor from a Columbia convenience store.

Columbia police were called shortly after midnight Wednesday morning to an attempted robbery at the Break Time convenience store on Nebraska avenue.

An employee reported that he had scuffled with a man who demanded that he open the cash register. When the employee refused to open it, the suspect tried to steal a bottle of liquor from behind the counter, knocking several bottles off the shelf in he process.

A responding officer located Lequanda McGee sitting in an abandoned vehicle nearby. He was postively identified by the clerk, and arrested. Police say McGee also confessed to a robbery of the same Breaktime store on April 22, in which he robbed the store of money from the register.