Man accused of carjacking elderly woman in fitness center parking lot

Suspect wanted for armed robbery in Richland County

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WACH)-- The Columbia Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that occurred at a fitness center early Monday morning.

Officers were dispatched to the Planet Fitness on Garners Ferry Road just before 7 a.m.

When deputies arrived at the scene a 69-year-old female victim informed officers that as she was trying to leave the fitness center she was approached by an armed man who demanded her vehicle.

The woman was not injured during the incident, however, the man drove away in her Ford Escape which also contained her purse.

The stolen car is described as a white 2014 Ford Escape with the Utah license plate W006SV and tinted windows.

Citizens with information about the crime are urged to call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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