Ten-year-old's dirt bike stolen at gunpoint on Columbia street

Columbia police looking for armed 15-year-old near baseball fields

POSTED: 09:05 PM CDT Sep 14, 2013    UPDATED: 08:29 AM CDT Sep 15, 2013 
Teen steals bike from child at gunpoint
COLUMBIA, Mo. -

Columbia police are searching the area around Scott Boulevard and Chapel Hill Road Saturday after a ten-year-old reported his dirt bike was stolen from him at gunpoint.

An ABC 17 News crew at the scene reported a K-9 unit was being used around 9 p.m. in the area around the Daniel Boone Little League fields.

The original call came in from the boy's parents just after 8 p.m. about an armed robbery at Georgetown Drive and Scott Boulevard. According to police, the teen approached the boy and asked to "check out" his bike before brandishing the gun and taking off with it.

Police said Saturday they were looking for an armed 15-year-old in connection to the crime, wearing light colored shorts and a black hooded sweatshirt.

Stay with ABC 17 News and abc17news.com for updates as they become available.