Columbia, SC (WLTX) - A Carolina Alert was issued Friday just before 1 a.m. after an armed robbery happened at the intersection of Blossom and Sumter Streets.

USC's Carolina Alert was sent out via text messages to any person that is registered with the system, as well as Twitter.

Police gave a vague suspect description but said three suspects ran in the direction of the Blossom street garage.

A second alert was sent out at 1:14 a.m. with an update that the suspects were not believed to be in the area, but USC police are still continuing to investigate.

We will continue to follow this story on air and online.