Police confirm armed robber escaped from Columbia hotel

Officers were called to the Howard Johnson Inn across from the Moser's grocery store off I-70 Drive S.E. around 10:30 a.m. Thursday. The suspect reportedly had his face covered, but surveillance video was grainy.

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Police confirm armed robber escaped from Columbia hotel

Officers were called to the Howard Johnson Inn across from the Moser's grocery store off I-70 Drive S.E. around 10:30 a.m. Thursday. The suspect reportedly had his face covered, but surveillance video was grainy.

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Police investigating after shots fired in central Columbia

Police are investigating after shots were fired in central Columbia.

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Man arrested for shooting outside Waffle House

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Why US leads world in mass shootings

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