The Columbia Police Department is asking for the public's help to identify a suspect in the robbery of a downtown hair salon.

Investigators say the suspect broke into Metropolis Salon and Dry Bar at 1218 Taylor Street on July 7, stealing approximately $5,000 worth of items, including computers and other electronics.

The suspect is described as a white male with short brown hair and a goatee. Police say he was last seen wearing a yellow short sleeve polo shirt with dark jeans and a blue visor.

Investigators have released the following surveillance pictures.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact Crimestoppers in any of the following ways:

  • Call 888-CRIME-SC.
  • TEXT “TIPSC” to CRIMES (274637), followed by the tip information.
  • LOG ON to, and click on the red “Submit a Tip” tab.

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