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Update: Robbery reported near Wolpers Hall

The suspect allegedly had a handgun and demanded money from a food delivery driver.

Sept. 1, 2016

Updated Sept. 1, 2016 at 9:58 p.m.

The MU Police Department is investigating a robbery that was reported Thursday night near Wolpers residence hall. Students were first notified of the robbery through the MU Alert mass notification system around 8:40 p.m.

According to MU Alert, a food delivery driver said the suspect demanded money and that there was a gun at the scene. MU Alert reported at 9:45 p.m. that there was no evidence of a current threat to campus. MUPD and Columbia Police will continue to search for the suspect.

The suspect was described as a 6-foot-tall black male in his late 20s with some facial hair and a shoulder-to-elbow tattoo. The suspect was said to have been holding a dark-colored handgun.

MUPD spokesman Brian Weimer declined to provide additional information. The Columbia Police Department’s K-9 unit was working with MUPD as of Thursday night.

MUPD encourages anyone with information related to the robbery to contact MUPD at (573) 882-7201.

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Edited by Claire Mitzel | cmitzel@themaneater.com

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