Aaron Greenup
(Columbia Police Department)

COLUMBIA, Mo.- According to a release from the Columbia Police Department an arrest was made in reference to an armed robbery near Mattress Firm World in Columbia, Mo.

Columbia Police officers arrest Aaron M. Greenup, 20, of Columbia, Mo., early this morning near 403 N. Stadium Blvd.

The investigation revealed a male victim contacted a subject for a ride while waiting in the area near the business. A short time later, a vehicle arrived occupied by the initial subject, a second subject, and Aaron Greenup. As the victim was loading items belonging to him and two other subject into the vehicle’s trunk, Greenup, the driver of the vehicle, began to drive away.

The victim attempted to get in the vehicle as it was moving. Greenup stopped the vehicle near McDonald’s, retrieved a firearm from under the driver’s seat, and pointed it at the victim. The victim exited the vehicle and Greenup sped away with some of the victim’s property still in the vehicle.

Columbia Police officers and Boone County Sheriff’s deputies made contact with Greenup in the 10,000 block of Serenity Circle. Officers observed a vehicle matching the description of the suspect vehicle. A search of the vehicle located a “BB” gun in the trunk which matched the description provided by the victim.

Greenup was arrested at 5:00 a.m., at 10515 E. Serenity Circle for Felony Robbery in the First-Degree with bond to be set in court.