Police looking for man involved in robbery, beating


An Augusta man is on the run after he allegedly robbed and beat a man with a hammer this afternoon .


Alvin Neil Sanders, 42, faces a charge of armed robbery, according to Richmond County Sheriff’s Investigator Patrick Cullinan. The robbery and beating took place around 1 p.m. at an apartment in the 1700 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, according to a sheriff’s report.

Angela Lamar of the 1700 block of Pennsylvania is also charged in the robbery, Investigator Cullinan said. She was admitted to the Medical College of Georgia Hospital and Clinics tonight for unknown injuries.

Ms. Lamar and Mr. Sanders allegedly invited Richard Bunch, a co-worker, into their home Friday after he was discharged from a hospital the same day. Mr. Bunch said he was resting on a couch today when the suspects beat him in the face and leg with a hammer and stole cash from him.

He is in stable condition at MCG, Investigator Cullinan said.

Mr. Sanders is described as a black man, about 6-feet-tall and weighing 195 pounds. Anyone with information can call the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office at (706) 821-1080.


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