Attempted Robbery in Columbia

Columbia Police arrested one person after she allegedly attempted a strong arm robbery at Walgreens on Boradway yesterday afternoon.

The department reports officers responded just after 2:30 to the store after a 66 year old woman was beaten in the face, body and legs as the suspect, Samantha Doty, attempted to steal her purse.

The suspect fled the scene without the victim’s property, and was located less than 20 minutes later.

Doty was identified by the victim, and was arrested on suspicion of robbery in the second degree and was transported to the Boone County Jail.

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