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Police arrest Parkway robbery suspect

Jason Smith, 19, was arrested in connection with the Wednesday armed robbery at Parkway Apartments, according to a Columbia Police Department news release.

Police arrested Smith at 600 E. Walnut St. early Friday for first-robbery and unlawful use of a weapon.

The investigation is ongoing and more arrests are expected in the case.

Smith entered the residence of his friends with a handgun and two other unidentified males Wednesday. Once in the residence, he demanded property and money.

Smith struck one male victim on the head with the gun, causing several small lacerations.

Smith and the other two suspects fled the apartment without any property or money.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers or the Columbia Police Department.

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