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Woman robbed at gunpoint in mall parking lot

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Columbia Police are looking for two men who robbed a woman in the parking lot at Columbiana Centre Mall Tuesday night.

According to the incident report, a woman was parked outside the Belk store when two men approached her as she attempted to clean spilled coffee from the seat of her car. The victim told police one of the men pointed a gun at her face and demanded her purse and her phone.

After getting both items, the incident report says the men ran toward The Trails and Harbison Boulevard. A witness told police she saw the men run away as the victim ran toward the Belk entrance.

The robbery occurred just after 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

A mall police officer and a CPD K-9 officer responded to the scene. The K-9 officer tracked down two men, but the incident report says the victim was not able to positively identify them as the robbers.

Officers tracked the victim's cell phone to the nearby Walmart.

The men were described as wearing bandannas over their faces and dark-colored hooded sweatshirts with dark pants. If you saw anything in the area that can help officers find the robbers, call Crimestoppers at 1-888-Crime-SC.

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