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Man robbed at gunpoint at Augusta apartment complex

Thursday, July 31, 2014 9:15 PM
Last updated Saturday, Aug 2, 2014 6:18 AM
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Police are investigating an armed robbery which took place Thursday afternoon at an area apartment complex.

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About 1:41 p.m., deputies responded to Regency Village at 2810 Thomas Lane, where a male victim said he was robbed of $190 at gunpoint, according to an incident report from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.

The man told deputies he was urinating next to his car when the suspect approached with a .40 handgun and demanded money, the report stated.

The victim described the suspect as a black male, 5-foot-10, 160 pounds and was last seen running through the apartment complex.

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corgimom
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corgimom 07/31/14 - 08:20 pm
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People are now urinating next

People are now urinating next to their car in an apartment complex in broad daylight?

Even MY DOGS don't want to live in their waste and don't soil where they live! They go as far away from the house as possible!

I call that TRASH, who does such a thing? With children around?

So get in the car and go to the nearest convenience store or fast food restaurant!

TRASH!

Riverman1
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Riverman1 08/01/14 - 03:30 am
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Punishment for Peeing

I don't believe the punishment for peeing beside your car should be an armed robbery.

redfish
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redfish 08/01/14 - 07:13 am
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typical...

This sounds like a typical story for Regency Village apartments. Man urinating next to car in parking lot gets robbed by a black guy who runs off through the apartment complex, typical day for that place.

avidreader
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avidreader 08/01/14 - 07:17 am
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Thomas Lane!

Thomas Lane -- and other areas behind Regency Mall -- seem to be a constant hot spot for crime. Since Cherry Tree closed, I guess a lot of the thugs moved on to Thomas Lane.

jimmymac
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jimmymac 08/01/14 - 07:33 am
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AUGUSTA
Unpublished

One of Augusta's finest at work.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 08/01/14 - 08:13 am
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Armed Robbery

Given the act being performed while being robbed.

Which arm was robbed?☺

BTW: wasn't there a Robbery in the same location a few weeks back?
A couple in a car robbed by a pair next to the apartment intersection.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 08/01/14 - 08:45 am
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Hard to believe about this area's downfall

We lived not far from this incident for almost 20 years...

A well kept beautiful neighborhood...children walked up Wheeless Rd many times....walked to school at Wheeless.

Daddy giverment changed all of that with bussing to downtown ...the nice neighborhood fell apart...good folks left for good & never looked back.
The same thing is happening again today, now it is opening arms for any & all to enter the USA....poor-uneducated-diseases-influx...all of that doesn't matter....come one, come all, they say.

Funny, the gov leaders think they know best, while leaving a broad path of destruction ....

We can't make people wealthy by taking from another, we can't make another study & learn how to survive....

Read Dr Ben Carson's books, he spells it out in plain language.

justthefacts
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justthefacts 08/01/14 - 08:59 am
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Victim

He should have turned and peed on the perp. BTW, used to be a great place to go parking before the Mall was built.

flipa1
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flipa1 08/01/14 - 10:26 am
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If you know who or where this

If you know who or where this armed 5-foot-10, 160 pound B/M robber may be PLEASE call the RCSO, Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS, or TEXT/EMAIL your tips to TIPS@AgustaCrimeStoppers.org. Where you remain anonymous and un-robbed.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 08/01/14 - 10:31 am
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"Hard to believe about this

"Hard to believe about this area's downfall"

Section 8 is a wonderful thing ain't it. It really wasn't a "downfall". It is the CONSOLIDATION PLAN. The REDEVELOPMENT PLAN. The destroyer of entire sections of the county by mass relocation of the undesirables. Trade one ghetto for another ghetto. It will only get worse in Richmond County.

AutumnLeaves
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AutumnLeaves 08/01/14 - 12:59 pm
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That is the type of behavior

That is the type of behavior we moved away from. We lived within a mile of there for over 7 years. Section 8, HUD, drug traffickers, and all their enablers and co-dependents with their destructive, annoying, disrespectful, vandalizing and thieving behaviors destroyed the area. People reported only to be retaliated against. I was told numerous times by people in law enforcement who had already moved to get away from the problems themselves (most of them to Columbia County) that was the best option. We were forced to move, but we couldn't move out of the county because the children were still in high school. I still hope to move out of the county if it doesn't improve.

raul
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raul 08/01/14 - 02:26 pm
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@AutumnLeaves. IMO when you

@AutumnLeaves. IMO when you moved, you should have taken that opportunity to go ahead and move out of the county. I would have moved out of the county even if your kids were in DFA or another RC magnet school. There are a lot of good people in RC, but the element you describe will not improve and will continue to get worse.

AutumnLeaves
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AutumnLeaves 08/01/14 - 03:34 pm
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Thank you for your concern

Thank you for your concern raul, but not just my immediate family, but two of my siblings and my parents also lived here at that time and were also in need of my help. I was spread too thin and could not afford the travel time or the gas to be everywhere I was needed already, even if you don't factor in DFA, which I wasn't about to yank my children out of because they were eligible for college ACADEMIC scholarships. All factors considered I needed to keep mine and my children's home [I was the legal custodial parent and they chose to be with me anyway] physically close to several households, including my parents, my siblings and my ex-husband's house to cut down on wasted time, gas expenses and mileage on my car. I hoped the new neighborhood would be better since it was behind a country club, it had been touted as such, but it was on a downhill slide due to drug-traffickers (and the accompanying problems) on its boundaries spreading into the neighborhood that became evident within a few months of moving in there. Even if I had the money to move, which I didn't, my responsibilities were all in this county anyway.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 08/01/14 - 05:24 pm
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This just illustrates the

This just illustrates the character of people in that subgroup. The so called "black" bike week in Myrtle beach had restaurants and stores closing because too many in the crowd stole them blind, peed in doorways, and were loud and obnoxious.

The point being that that kind of thing is not exclusive to any group; but some groups have more of it than others. Decent folks of all ethnicities don't want to be around such trash.

raul
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raul 08/02/14 - 09:00 am
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@Autumnleaves. Well, best of

@Autumnleaves. Well, best of luck and maybe a better opportunity will come around in the future. At least your kids got a good education which means a lot and you demonstrated responsibility for family which a lot of folks don't do.

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