West Columbia PD in preliminary stages of robbery investigation
West Columbia, SC (Paul Kirby, Mon. 11:40 a.m.) – West Columbia police officers are swarming the area around I-26 and Augusta Road for what was reportedly a robbery at the Ruby Tuesdays restaurant around 11:00 a.m. Monday. Currently, officers are searching the area for the suspect who may have fled on foot. They have also asked for a K-9 to respond. It is not sure if they already have a suspect identified, but investigators are collecting videos from surrounding businesses to see if the fleeing person was caught on camera.
Currently, citizens are advised to stay clear of that area until all of this has been worked out. We will update this as we learn more.