On Sunday, June 21, 2020 at or about 1:53 am, a burglary occurred at Stover's News Agency located at 24 N. Third Street in Columbia. Two subjects approached the business from the front and broke the front store window with a brick. A third subject was noted to be standing in the area and looked to be serving as a lookout. The two subjects that approached the store entered the store through the window after breaking it and stole several items.
The investigation into the burglary revealed that directly prior to the burglary, the same three suspects made purchases at a local convenience store. The suspects were caught on the convenience store's surveillance footage entering and leaving the store together. Photographs of the suspects are attached. Investigators ask anyone who recognizes any of these suspects or who has information related to this burglary to contact the Columbia Police Department through CRIMEWATCH or by telephone at 717-684-7735. As always, tips can be made anonymously.