It was approximately 1:19 a.m. in the early morning hours of May 26 when a white male with a two-toned snapback hat, a bandana, an h-shaped belt buckle, a bracelet, black shoes and no apparent socks, walked into the Columbus Holiday convenience store at 9444 Lake Drive brandishing a black handgun. He demanded cash from the teller and ultimately walked away with hundreds of dollars.
The incident was caught on the store security camera and that fact prompted the Anoka County Sheriffs Office to, for the first time, release video footage of a crime via their Facebook and Twitter pages with a request for viewers to like and share it. The posting of the video (found here: goo.gl/iRVqGy) had the intended effect as the video has been shared 1,640 times and viewed 28,200 times.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office at 763-427-1212.