Lee's Famous Recipe Robbed at Gunpoint


Columbia Police Department responded to an armed robbery call at Lee’s Famous Recipe located at 105 Hudson Street at 9:45 p.m. Wednesday night.

Upon arrival officer’s learned that an unknown  black male 5 ft 8 to 6 ft in height with a large build had entered business through an unlocked back door. The suspect made contact with employees and was armed with a handgun demanding cash.  Suspect fled on foot in unknown  direction with an undetermined amount of cash.

Columbia Police are looking for a vehicle of interest being a newer model white Dodge Charger with dark tinted windows. If anyone observed anything suspicious in the area or believes they may have seen a vehicle matching the description please call Columbia Police Department at 270-384-4119. Detective Tracy McCarrol is continuing the investigation.

Columbia Police would like to remind businesses to review their security policies and procedures. We also encourage you to use a police escort at night when making night deposits.  Columbia Police Department already escorts employees from several businesses in Columbia to make their night deposits. If this is a service that your business would like to utilize just call Adair County 911 at 384-6464 when your ready to close and Dispatch will send a CPD officer to your location. There is no charge for this service

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