Three Friday crimes appear unrelated

Armed robbers struck three Augusta locations Friday in seemingly unrelated incidents.

Around 2 a.m. , the driver of a 1979 orange El Camino said that three suspects armed with shotguns and automatic rifles approached his vehicle after he parked it in the 200 block of East Chapman Street, according to a Richmond County Sheriff's Office incident report. The robbers fled after taking money, cell phones and shoes from the occupants, the report said.

At 10:06 p.m. , two masked suspects entered the Taco Bell at 2517 Tobacco Road and locked the door , according to an incident report. The suspects , one of whom held a gun, left with nothing after ordering a worker to drop the mop he was holding .

A few doors down at 10:19 p.m. , two masked suspects armed with either a razor or box-cutter type weapon entered the Little Caesar s on Tobacco Road and demanded cash, then fled with money in the direction of Raintree subdivision, according to an incident report.

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