West Lake home invasion involves golf club

Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010 1:26 PM
Last updated 1:29 PM
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A woman living in the West Lake subdivision claimed a man wearing a surgery mask broke into her home Monday morning, threatened her with a golf club and stole her vehicle.

The 79-year-old woman said she was in bed at about 6:35 a.m. and saw a man looking into her back window on the 3700 block of West Lake Drive, according to a Columbia County sheriff’s office incident report.

After hearing a loud noise at the door, she got out of bed and saw a man come inside her house.

As she ran into the family room yelling for help, the man followed her and raised a golf club as if to strike her. He then told her to “shut up” twice.

When he turned away, the woman escaped and ran next door.

The woman said a $6,000 diamond ring, $50 watch and her 2001 Toyota Avalon were taken from the residence. The car, which had the key left inside, was parked in the garage.

The man was described as white, tall and having a thick build. He was wearing a blue sweatshirt and white surgery mask.

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Chillen
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Chillen 12/28/10 - 03:10 pm
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Sign of the times. "When

Sign of the times. "When people lose everything, they lose it" ~Gerald Celente~

walrus4ever
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walrus4ever 12/28/10 - 03:10 pm
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Whats the gated entrance for

Whats the gated entrance for other than looks? Drive in and plunder the residents.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 12/28/10 - 03:16 pm
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Have your gun close by so you

Have your gun close by so you can use it...this will only get worse.

Dixieman
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Dixieman 12/28/10 - 03:18 pm
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Sounds like a five iron shot

Sounds like a five iron shot to me, possibly a three wood.
Robbing a 79-year-old woman is just sick! Hope they catch this jerk soon and lock him up for a long time.

Sweet son
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Sweet son 12/28/10 - 03:19 pm
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Dixie, you ain't right!! LOL

Dixie, you ain't right!! LOL I am glad she was not hurt.

mvirgin
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mvirgin 12/28/10 - 03:19 pm
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Who says it was not a

Who says it was not a resident?

too_much_time
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too_much_time 12/28/10 - 03:22 pm
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Tigers ex?

Tigers ex?

Crime Reports and Rewards TV
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Crime Reports and Rewards TV 12/28/10 - 03:34 pm
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No one is immune to the

No one is immune to the coming craziness. Public schools have been teaching everyone they came from an ape like ancestor and some bought it hook line and sinker even though real science has always proven earth far too young for evolution to have time to work, even if it did.. When they die it's all over. This philosophy is resulting in more blood spilt than all our World wars put together.

ozarkalien
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ozarkalien 12/28/10 - 03:48 pm
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rime reports; really, this

rime reports; really, this is caused by teaching science? I suppose you believe man rode on dinosaurs and the earth is only 6 thousand years old? I'm very thankful I went to a public school and was taught science instead of what ever school of make believe you went to. This philosophy causes blood spilt? wow oh wow oh wow! way way out there, further then left field, further then the parking lot, think of maybe further then reality.

ispy4u
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ispy4u 12/28/10 - 04:48 pm
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Wonder what the West Lake

Wonder what the West Lake Community is going to do about this? Where is David Duke when you need him? I know it's Obama's fault.

Farmboy
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Farmboy 12/28/10 - 04:54 pm
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GOSH, YOUR NOT EVEN SAFE IN

GOSH, YOUR NOT EVEN SAFE IN WEST LAKE!

Chillen
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Chillen 12/28/10 - 05:30 pm
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Crime will continue to go up

Crime will continue to go up as long as the entilement crowd thinks that what you own is theirs for the taking (either by home invasion, robbery or by using politicians to steal it for them - all are just the same). Total Complete Losers.

Discussionstarter
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Discussionstarter 12/28/10 - 05:39 pm
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I am a WL resident and this

I am a WL resident and this is not good. We have more safety issues than you want to know about. They better find him quick!!!!!!!!!

Carleton Duvall
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Carleton Duvall 12/28/10 - 05:48 pm
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It is a sign of the times.

It is a sign of the times. The underclass created by government hand outs has decided that what is yours is theirs. Why shouldn't they feel that way? That is all they have known their entire life.

countyman
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countyman 12/28/10 - 06:20 pm
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The gate around West Lake is

The gate around West Lake is really nothing more than a perception of safety. Criminals can easily jump the gate and gain access to the neighborhood.

Certain criminals are pretty smart, the guy robbed a easy target and covered his face.

onlysane1left
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onlysane1left 12/28/10 - 06:38 pm
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what, no quips about West

what, no quips about West Lake turning into South Augusta, or talking about this criminal's possible background involving a single mom household, sigh, you guys depress me.....

Riverman1
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Riverman1 12/28/10 - 06:40 pm
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Sounds strange.

Sounds strange.

too_much_time
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too_much_time 12/28/10 - 07:56 pm
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West Lake has a lot of crime,

West Lake has a lot of crime, they (WL and CCSO) just keep it quiet.

airbud7
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airbud7 12/28/10 - 07:58 pm
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Yea Riverman, it sounds

Yea Riverman, it sounds strange....
I'll bet he already knew a 79-year-old woman was the only one there.
CC Needs to check out people who have done work at or around that house.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 12/28/10 - 08:24 pm
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Exactly, Airbud7. An elderly

Exactly, Airbud7. An elderly woman like that living alone is inherently in danger, unfortunately.

211lover
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211lover 12/28/10 - 08:26 pm
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Hmm..that cc cop that was
Unpublished

Hmm..that cc cop that was fired for stalking his wife lived in west lake .. well he used to until she kicked him to the curb.. what a sad and patheticcharacter!!

AutumnLeaves
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AutumnLeaves 12/28/10 - 09:41 pm
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Riverman1, unfortunately that

Riverman1, unfortunately that is true. It is best if you have an elderly relative that one of the younger members of the family either takes him or her in, or vice versa, or you find a secure community for that person. It used to be Westlake was one of those places.

Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 12/28/10 - 10:02 pm
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Even an elderly woman should

Even an elderly woman should know that seeing a stranger at your window and hearing loud noises at your door is the signal to pull out and cock your shotgun asap, and then dial 911 so they know where to send the body bag.

watchingclosely
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watchingclosely 12/28/10 - 10:16 pm
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Mount Vintage and Woodside in

Mount Vintage and Woodside in Aiken County don't seem to have the same security issues. Is WL simply fronting as a secure gated community?

innorthaugusta
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innorthaugusta 12/28/10 - 10:25 pm
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he was wearing a surgical

he was wearing a surgical mask ????? What else would you expect in West Lake!

Iamrightyouarewrong
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Iamrightyouarewrong 12/29/10 - 12:36 am
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Just wait until Doctors see

Just wait until Doctors see their reimbursements after ObamaCare kicks in. They will be robbing people for sure.

countyman
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countyman 12/29/10 - 03:21 pm
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I was in West Lake today, and

I was in West Lake today, and notice two few police cars driving around.

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