Thea Digiammerino

Suspect Attacked Store Clerk During Columbia Robbery: Police

Police are trying to locate a robbery suspect that assaulted a 7/11 clerk at a store in Columbia Sunday.

The Columbia Resident State Trooper’s Office said the suspect entered the store on Route 66 at approximately 3:30 a.m. and hit the clerk with the butt of a gun. The clerk suffered minor injuries. The suspect fled on foot into a nearby vehicle.

Police did not specify what was stolen.

The suspect is described as heavy-set, wearing a dark hoodie, tan pants, white sneakers and a black mask. Anyone with information should contact Det. DiCocco at Troop K at 860-465-5400.

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