Deputies seek suspect in Columbia armed robbery

(Source: RCSD)

RICHLAND COUNTY, S.C. (WACH) -- Richland County deputies need help identifying a suspect from an armed robbery that occurred on August 4.

Deputies responded to the call around 5:30 p.m. at the Magnuson Hotel on 7128 Parklane Road. Authorities say the suspect parked his car at the hotel and jumped into the victim's vehicle. The victim escaped after the suspect threatened him with a handgun.

The suspect ran back to his vehicle and fled. The car is described as a midsize Chevy. Surveillance video can be found here.

Anyone with information regarding the incident or the suspect's identity should contact Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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