Thomson truck stop robbed

Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011 5:12 PM
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THOMSON - For the second time in as many nights, an armed robbery of a business has occurred in McDuffie County, authorities say.

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Sheriff Logan Marshall said USA Truck Stop on Georgia Highway 150, just a few miles east of Thomson, was robbed of an undisclosed amount of money shortly after 11 p.m. Tuesday night.

No one was injured during the robbery.

The robber was described as a black man and produced a handgun, the sheriff said.

On Monday night, a man armed with a handgun and who presented the clerk to fill up a plastic bag with cash, got away with robbing the Shell Food Mart at 1965 Washington Road near Thomson.

The robbery there happened shortly before 10 p.m.

"There are similarities to both robberies," Marshall said.

The robber is described as a black man, standing 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighing between 200 and 210 pounds. In both cases, a handgun was the choice of weapon.

The sheriff said his office and agents with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Region 7 Office in Thomson are seeking the public's help.

"We asking the public to help us solve these crimes," Marshall said.

Anyone with information that might help authorities is asked to contact the McDuffie County Sheriff's Office at 706-595-2145.
Marshall said business owners should use extra precaution.

"They need to keep only a minimum amount of cash on hand," the sheriff said.

Mike Ayers, special agent in-charge of the local GBI office, added, "Cooperate with him. Don't resist him."

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Einstein
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Einstein 01/05/11 - 05:22 pm
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Lol... I love how they quoted

Lol... I love how they quoted him........incorrect grammar and all.... "We asking the public to help us solve these crimes," Marshall said.

follower
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follower 01/05/11 - 05:45 pm
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No different than McCormicks

No different than McCormicks prior esteemed sheriff when asked to comment about becoming the county's first AA elected official, saying, "I can't comment right now, I'm about to dehydrate".

But in reality, Logan Marshall seems to be head and shoulders above the former McCormick county sheriff, bad grammer and all.

Einstein
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Einstein 01/05/11 - 05:51 pm
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Lol... Agreed. Hope he

Lol... Agreed. Hope he catches this dangerous sociopath!

Suzy Q
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Suzy Q 01/05/11 - 10:00 pm
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Convenience stores need to go

Convenience stores need to go back to locking the doors at dark and handing things thru the little drawer-thingey. I know that makes the stores a little less 'convenient', but it's a heck of a lot safer for the employees.

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dougk 01/05/11 - 10:33 pm
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drawer-thingey?
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drawer-thingey?

Einstein
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Einstein 01/06/11 - 11:26 am
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Yes, but that leaves any

Yes, but that leaves any customer who needs to make a late light stop out I'm the parking lot with the thugs carrying those gun thingeys!!

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