Contact: Officer Latisha Stroer, Public Information Officer
Columbia Police Department
HOME INVASION ROBBERY ON HANOVER
On 4/28/13 at 1:37 A.M., officers were dispatched to the 1600 block of Hanover Boulevard in reference to a home invasion robbery.
The Investigation revealed three unidentified black males armed with handguns and wearing hooded sweatshirts and masks forced open the front door of the apartment. The apartment was ransacked and property was stolen. The suspects fled the scene in an unknown direction and in an unknown means. The victim was not injured during the robbery. The apartment did smell of marijuana.
On 4/28/13 at 4:03 A.M., an officer in the area pulled up to a disturbance at 3406 Range Line Street. The officer contacted the female victim and found that Tre Cooper damaged her vehicle. Tre Cooper was arrested for property damage in the second degree. The officer searched Cooper after the arrest and found a debit card with the name of the victim from the home invasion robbery on Hanover earlier. Cooper was arrested for robbery in the first degree and armed criminal action with a to be set bond.
The nvestigation is still ongoing and there is no further suspect information.