Man drives away from would-be robber

Someone tried to rob a Macon, Ga., man in Augusta this afternoon, police said.

According to a Richmond County Sheriff's Office incident report, the 56-year-old man was parked in a parking lot in the first block of Greene Street around 3 p.m. when a younger man with dreadlocks opened the door to his vehicle and demanded money.

The victim told authorities he put the car in drive and immediately left the area. Police said the victim saw the suspect fleeing toward Telfair Street and heard what sounded like gunshots.

The victim told authorities he never saw a gun. The suspect had his hands in his pocket at the time of the incident, the report says.

 

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