robbery+investigation3COLUMBIA, Mo. – An early morning robbery in Columbia is under investigation by the local police department.

In a press release law enforcement reports a 40-year-old male was walking towards the 200 block of Austin Avenue, on Business Loop 70 East, when he was approached by a male suspect near the intersection of Austin and Grand Avenue Friday, August 12, 2016 at 3:59 a.m.

At that point the Hispanic or light skinned African-American suspect brandished a handgun and demanded money. The victim complied and the suspect fled with an undisclosed amount of cash southbound on foot.

There were no injuries reported. The Columbia Police Department is asking anyone with information to contact them immediately. The Crime Stoppers hotline number is (573) 875iTIPS (8477). You can remain anonymous.