Augusta police seek beer thief

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 12:44 PM
Last updated Wednesday, March 17, 2010 2:49 PM
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Police are looking for a man who tried to rob a local grocery store this morning.

At about 6:20 a.m., the man entered the Food Lion at 3722 Mike Padgett Highway and picked up a case of beer, according to Richmond County Sheriff's Sgt. Calvin Chew.

 The man brought the beer to the clerk then passed a note demanding money. Nervous and scared, the clerk couldn't get the register open so the man walked behind her and pointed a hard object into her back, Chew said.

The woman never saw a gun but despite the threat she still couldn't open the register. The robber then grabbed his beer and ran from the store.

He is described as a black man, about 5-feet, 6-inches tall and about 180 pounds. He was in his late 30s or early 40s, Chew said.

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msgret92
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msgret92 03/16/10 - 12:03 pm
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Great job by the clerk, but

Great job by the clerk, but luckily she wasn't hurt. Hope they catch the scumbag soon.

airbud7
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airbud7 03/16/10 - 12:41 pm
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This buds for you

This buds for you

themaninthemirror
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themaninthemirror 03/16/10 - 12:46 pm
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He probably just wanted some

He probably just wanted some beer battered waffles.

butler123
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butler123 03/16/10 - 01:17 pm
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That is the store that I do

That is the store that I do most of my shopping at.

TakeAstand
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TakeAstand 03/16/10 - 08:55 pm
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I hope one day he sticks up a

I hope one day he sticks up a prepared and armed victim.

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