Update: Police said that, according to a witness, the suspect was driving a black Chrysler Focus with an Oktibbeha County tag.
Columbus police are looking for a man who is believed to have robbed Miller’s OK Tire Store on Highway 45 North Wednesday afternoon.
According to police, the suspect walked into the store and began loading his vehicle with tires. When one employee at the tire store approached the suspect, he said he had a gun and left the scene with four tires.
“An employee was leaving for lunch and noticed a black male loading tires into a black Ford Concord,” Terrie Songer said. “The employee did not see a gun, but the suspect did say he had a gun.”
Police said that, according to a witness, the suspect was driving a black Chrysler Focus with an Oktibbeha County tag and headed north on the highway. Police said the store employee tried following the vehicle but lost track on the highway.
The value of the tires, which are BF Goodrich brand, is approximately $1,300.
Police said the suspect is a black male, around 5 feet, 10 inches tall, in his late 40s, was wearing a camouflage jacket and “his left hand appeared to have something wrong with it.”
“They said he was a tall, slim male, though,” Songer said.
“It’s classified as a robbery, because they never saw the weapon.”