Store employees robbed while making deposit

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Authorities are searching for a suspect they believe robbed two Yankee Candle employees Thursday night.

The employees were making a night deposit around 10 p.m. at a Wachovia Bank in the 3400 block of Wrightsboro Road when the suspect reached into their vehicle and presented a handgun, according to a Richmond County Sheriff's incident report. The masked man grabbed the victim's purse, and demanded the deposit bags.

The man then ran toward bushes behind the bank with $550 worth of cash and two bank cards, according to the report.

The suspect is described as a black male dressed in black between the ages of 25 and 30, weighing about 175 pounds, standing about 5-feet, 5-inches tall.

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ArmedandLegal
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ArmedandLegal 04/30/10 - 03:34 pm
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Why do companies require a

Why do companies require a nightly drop (especially at a store that employees mainly women) - why not have someone deposit it in the morning in broad daylight. /facepalm

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themaninthemirror 04/30/10 - 03:46 pm
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The way it works is this:

The way it works is this: When the deposit is made at night, the person opening up the store the next morning just has to go by the bank and pick up the bank bag. Since business deposits are handled by a different department, it would not make sense to have an employee go to the bank in the mornings and have to wait around just to get the night deposit bag back.

InChristLove
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InChristLove 04/30/10 - 04:15 pm
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I know that you can take

I know that you can take percaution for this kind of thing and it can still happen but for someone to get close enough to your car to reach in puzzles me. Do these people not have their doors lock, drive around the parking lot to make sure no suspicious person is standing around or sitting in a car and then when they feel the area is safe park the car and get out. There have been a number of robberies at this bank, I do believe I'd find another location even if it required driving a few miles to another area.

ArmedandLegal
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ArmedandLegal 04/30/10 - 04:26 pm
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While some of us have forced

While some of us have forced ourselfs to increase our "situational awareness", the average person just doesnt do this. Maybe it just comes with carrying a pistol - but I had no idea what "situational awareness" was until I started carrying a firearm. Some people have it naturally, others have to train their minds/body - like me. Carrying a loaded firearm really opened my eyes/mind to this sort of thing.

Edit: Anti-gun people will call this "paranoia". lol :)

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dan aiken 04/30/10 - 05:22 pm
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NO.....An African American

NO.....An African American with a firearm in South Augusta! Say it ain't so in the land of oz.

brimisjoshan
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brimisjoshan 04/30/10 - 09:44 pm
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LOL, Dan that was funny!

LOL, Dan that was funny!

myopinion3
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myopinion3 05/01/10 - 05:58 am
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maninthemirror waiting a few

maninthemirror waiting a few minutes for the teller to process a deposit during open hours would be well worth the trade off of a late night deposit. Think about employee safety

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