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Home  |  News  |  Columbia Police seeking community’s assistance in identifying two suspects

Columbia Police seeking community’s assistance in identifying two suspects
Thursday, May 5, 2011

COLUMBIA, SC - Columbia Police Chief Randy Scott is asking for the community’s assistance in identifying two suspects caught on surveillance video committing burglaries.

Chief Scott stated that Columbia Police responded to two convenience store burglaries; one on April 23, 2011 at approximately 4:45 AM at 5318 Fairfield Road (Fast Point) and another this morning (May 4th) at approximately 4:00 AM at 449 Blossom Street (Rainbow Gas & Garden). Responding officers in both burglaries discovered that the suspects had broken into the closed business by busting out a window or door and stealing a large quantity of cigarettes.

The suspect from Fast Point burglary is described as a black male, 35-45 years old, @ 5’08”/190 lbs and was last seen wearing blue jean shorts, yellow short sleeve button down shirt and white tennis shoes. The suspect from the Rainbow Gas & Garden burglary is described as a black male, 35-45 years old, goatee @ 5’08”/190 lbs and was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, blue jeans and black tennis shoes with red soles.

Columbia Police are also investigating three burglaries that occurred at 4033 W. Beltline Blvd. (Piggly Wiggly) on April 21st, April 24th and May 1st of 2011 during the early morning hours where suspect(s) broke into the store and stole cigarettes.

Columbia Police have not determined if these burglaries are connected, but continue to investigate.

Chief Scott asks that anyone with information to call Crimestoppers at 888-CRIME-SC. Your anonymous tip could earn you a cash reward of up to $1000 for information leading to the arrest of those responsible.

If you, or someone you know, have any information regarding any crime, you are encouraged to contact Crimestoppers. You could earn a reward up to $1,000.

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