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City of Columbia Police Department
Thursday February 19th, 2015 :: 04:53 p.m. EST


Armed Robbers Accused of Stealing Watches from Jewelry Store

Columbia Police Chief Skip Holbrook announces that Investigators are releasing surveillance pictures in connection with a jewelry store armed robbery.

Two suspects entered the store at 1500 Main Street shortly before 11:00 o’clock this morning.

Several employees were inside at the time, but were not physically injured.

One of the robbers stole several expensive watches from a jewelry case, while the other threatened employees with a gun before leaving the store.

The suspected getaway car is a dark-colored, older model 4-door Oldsmobile with tinted windows.

Investigators believe there was at least one other person inside the car at the time of the crime.

If you have information about the incident, Chief Holbrook encourages citizens to call, text or submit online, their anonymous tip to Crimestoppers in any of the following ways:

CALL toll-free, 888-CRIME-SC.
TEXT to CRIMES (274637), and mark the beginning of the message with "TIPSC,” followed by the tip information.
LOG onto:, and click on the red "Submit a tip” tab.

City of Columbia Police Department
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Columbia, SC 29201

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1500 Main St
Columbia, SC 29201

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