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      Cops: Armed robbery suspect escapes with jewelry

      Chief Dennis Tyndall says the suspect entered K&M Jewelry on Meeting Street, presented a gun, and demanded jewelry.

      WEST COLUMBIA (WACH) - A suspect is wanted in connection with an armed robbery that occurred in West Columbia Wednesday, according to the West Columbia Police Department.

      Chief Dennis Tyndall says the suspect entered K&M Jewelry on Meeting Street, presented a gun, and demanded jewelry.

      The department describes the suspect as a male wearing a dark suit, gray hat and large black sunglasses at the time of the robbery. The suspect could be in his late 40's or early 50's. He is approximately 5-foot-7 and could weigh between 150 to 170 pounds.

      According to the department, the rear window of the suspects vehicle was shot out by the storeowner. The vehicle is described as a silver mini-van.

      The suspect escaped with an undisclosed amount of jewelry.

      Anyone with information on the identity of the suspect is asked to call the West Columbia Police Department at 803-794-0721 or CrimeStoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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