Gunmen wearing pink gloves rob Columbia market

Gunmen wearing pink gloves rob Columbia market (Image 1)

Columbia police are looking for two armed men who, wearing pink gloves, robbed a Trotwood Avenue gas station market.

It happened shortly before 11 p.m. Monday at the Quick Mart in the 2000 block of Trotwood Avenue.

A male clerk was preparing to close the store when two men wearing black hooded sweatshirts, bandanas covering their faces and pink gloves entered the business and demanded money.

One of men pointed a revolver at the victim and told him he had five seconds to open the drawer or he was going to shoot.

The victim opened the register and gave the suspects cash before they fled the business.

A witness who lives across the street was outside smoking when he spotted the suspects run into the store and called 911.

Meanwhile, a man driving past the store saw the hooded men fleeing the business and also called police.

Both witnesses were able to get a vehicle description and police were able to catch up to the car a short distance away.

A brief police pursuit ensued but officers had to back off when the suspects reached speeds as high as 80-90 miles per hour in a residential area.

The officer was able to get a vehicle tag number.  Police tracked down the car overnight, which the suspects had apparently borrowed from the owner.

The suspects are believed to be approximately 25 to 30 years old. They are between five feet, eight inches and five feet, 11 inches tall.

The incident was captured on surveillance video.

No arrests have been made yet.

The clerk was not hurt.

No one else was in the business at the time of the armed robbery.

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