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Pizza delivery man robbed at gunpoint near USC campus

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Location of where the armed robbery was reported. (Source: Google Maps) Location of where the armed robbery was reported. (Source: Google Maps)
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

Columbia police are looking for a man who robbed a pizza delivery man at gunpoint early Saturday morning near the USC campus.

Just before 1 a.m. a pizza delivery man was confronted by a man with a gun who demanded money near the 800 block of Barnwell Street, according to a crime alert bulletin released by USC police.

The suspect then fled the area towards Five points and the victim sustained no injuries, police said.

Police patrolled the area and determined the subject was no longer in the vicinity.

The subject is described as a black man who was wearing a black hoodie and dark pants. Further description of the suspect was not made available.

The case is being investigated by the Columbia Police Department.

Members of the Carolina Community are encouraged to report suspicious persons or any related crime tips to law enforcement, or CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-888-CRIME-SC. To send anonymous tips via text or online, go to www.midlandscrimestoppers.com.

Here are some safety tips provided by USC police:

- Travel on major sidewalks along major streets and avoid shortcuts. Well lit and well-traveled routes are best.

- The University has and encourages the use of several available shuttle services for transportation to and around campus such as the Evening Shuttle, Late Night Shuttle, APO, and others. Please go to http://www.sc.edu/vmps/shuttle.html for more information.

- Have a plan before going out. Make sure your friends know not to leave you alone or let you leave anywhere with someone other than the friends you came with. Stay in a group as much as possible.

- The best mode of travel is by vehicle but if you do choose to walk, travel in large groups and never alone. The larger the group of people you are with, the better (four or more is best).

- Be aware of your surroundings and trust your instincts. If a place or situation doesn't feel right, it probably isn't. Leave.

- If you feel unsafe or see suspicious activity or persons, seek safety in a well-populated area or building and call the police immediately by dialing 911.

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