Four arrested in auto theft ring

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Shortly before 6:10 p.m. Tuesday, the Columbia Police Department, with assistance from the Metro East Auto Theft Task Force, successfully arrested four suspects from St. Louis in connection with an ongoing vehicle theft investigation.

No one was harmed during the arrests.

The young male suspects were detained by police at gunpoint near Red Roof Liquor & Lottery, 301 Southport Drive. A handgun belonging to one of the suspects was discovered at the scene. Charges are pending.

Check back for more information as it becomes available.

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