Crime & Courts

Police seek men involved in downtown robbery, assault

Columbia police are looking for help in identifying three men they say were involved beating and robbery on Greene Street last week.

Reports indicate the incident happened at about 4:30 a.m. Jan. 28 on the 2100 block of Green Street.

Police say the victim was approached from behind by several men who began to hit him with their fists and caused him to fall. The men then began kicking him and took his jewlery before fleeing.

The men are all described as between the ages of 20-30 years old and from 5 feet 8 inches to 6 feet tall.

One is described as an average built white male, with a goatee and thin beard along jaw line up to sideburns and short hair> He was wearing blue jeans and white T-shirt

Another is described as a clean-shaven white male with military style hair cut.

A third man is described as a thin-built black male who was wearing blue jeans and a grey short-sleeve shirt

Anyone with information is asked to call crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

-- From Staff Reports