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Gunman Emerges from Stairwell in Robbery Attempt

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Columbia, SC (WLTX)-- A man, attempting to buy electronics from another, says a gunman stepped out from a stairwell and demanded his money. Deputies are now investigating the incident.

It happened just after midnight Friday morning along the 1800 block of Barbara Drive. That's located off of Interstate 77.

Investigators say the alleged victim reports going to the location to buy a laptop and a television from another person. As he was walking towards the meeting spot, the man said a man carrying a shotgun approached him, coming from behind a stairwell. The gunman demanded the man hand over his money. That's when the victim says he ran away.

The Richland County Sheriff's Department is investigating the incident. If you have any information that might help, call Crimestoppers at 888-CRIME SC.

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