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Robbery at BP

Columbus Police seeking East Flat Rock man

By Leah Justice

leah.justice@tryondailybulletin.com

COLUMBUS—The Columbus Police Department is searching for a man suspected of a robbery at the Roadrunner Market (BP) this week.

Eric Daniel Rodriguez, 24, of East Flat Rock, is wanted for felony common law robbery, felony breaking and entering of a building and misdemeanor second-degree trespassing, according to police reports. The Columbus Police Department has taken out arrest warrants on Rodriguez, with Columbus Police Chief Scott Hamby saying additional charges are possible.

Rodriguez was identified after being caught on video surveillance at the gas station on Wednesday, which is located across from Polk County High School in Columbus.

Hamby said the suspect’s charges include for stealing lottery tickets from the store.

Anyone with information regarding Rodriguez’s whereabouts is urged to contact the Columbus Police Department at 828-894-5464 or to contact the Polk County Communication Center at 828-894-0188.