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Victim's dog thwarts armed robbery

A dog was to thank for a failed attempted armed robbery in Columbia on Rangeline Street. FILE

A dog was to thank for a stopping an armed robbery in Columbia on Rangeline Street.

Columbia Police said they got a call about the incident in the 2900 block of Rangeline Street about 7:30 p.m.

Officers said a victim was outside a residence when he was approached by a man.

The suspect had a gun and demanded money from the victim. The suspect ran off after he was attacked by the victim's dog.

Columbia Police asked anyone with information to contact the Columbia Police Department at (573) 874-7652, or CrimeStoppers at (573) 875-TIPS (8477) to remain anonymous.

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