Crime

Two armed robbers target Circle K on Fort Benning Road

Columbus police are searching for the two armed robbers who reportedly attacked the Circle K gas station in the 2200 block of Fort Benning Road early Tuesday morning, officials said in a release.

Armed with two semiautomatics pistols, the unidentified men allegedly entered through the front door of the business at about 12:07 a.m. and demanded all of the convenience store's money, Columbus Police Lt. Greg Touchberry said in the release.

No one was harmed, he added.

In the release, police did not mention how much, if any, money was taken from the convenience store.

Sgt. Touchberry said that both masked robbers were described as black men between 20 and 25 years old who are about 5 foot 9 tall. Each wore a white cloth on their face during the robbery, but witnesses determined that both men have black hair and brown eyes, he said in the release.

Witnesses told police that one offender weighs about 150 pounds. Records indicate that he wore a black hoodie with "GEORGIA" written across the front, black pants and black Air Force 1 shoes.

According to the release, the second attacker weighs about 130 pounds. He sported a black hoodie, black pants and red and black Nike Air Max shoes, witnesses told Columbus officials.

Both suspects were last seen heading towards Ticknor Drive, Touchberry said.

Touchberry said police were called to the scene Tuesday at about 12:07 a.m.

The Robbery and Assault Unit are following up on the investigation, and it would like anyone with information regarding the incident to contact its department at (706) 653-3400 or Sgt. D. Lyon at (706) 225-4422.

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