Suspect identified, sought in apartment robbery

Columbia police are looking for a man they believe was involved in a robbery at Brook Pines Apartments last month.

Ricky Sherod Bowman, 27, of Washington Street, is wanted for burglary-first degree, armed robbery, kidnapping and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.

He should be considered armed and dangerous, police say.

Authorities believe Bowman and three others forced their way into an apartment on Nov. 25, presented a firearm and detained and robbed the occupants.

If anyone has information on the whereabouts of Bowman or has information concerning this incident they are urged to call crimestoppers at 888-CRIME-SC or the Columbia Police Department at (803) 545-3500.

-- From Staff Reports