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Business robbed at gunpoint in West Columbia Sunday night

West Columbia, SC (Paul Kirby) – A West Columbia eatery was held up at gunpoint late Sunday and the suspect made off with an undisclosed amount of cash. According to Assistant Chief Scott Morrison of the West Columbia Police Department, the Zaxby’s on Augusta Road was robbed about 11:15 p.m. on December 22, 2019.

Morrison said the restaurant was in the process of closing when an employee went out the back door as a part of their duties. A man of unknown race approached the employee, presented a handgun, and forced the individual back inside. He then took off with the cash.

Police say they hope that the public may be able to provide a tip that would help them locate and arrest the suspect. If you have any idea who may have been involved in this crime, please call CRIME STOPPERS at 1-888-CRIME SC. You can also make tips through their website at Just navigate to the submit a tip tab. You may be eligible for a sizable reward if your tip leads to an arrest and conviction.

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