Armed robber steals $35 from Augusta store

An armed robber got away with $35 from an Augusta store Saturday afternoon.

Charlie Deal, the owner of the Charlie Deal Country Store at 3320 Milledgeville Road, told officers that about 4 p.m. a man came into his store wearing a mask and carrying a pistol and demanded money, according to a Richmond County Sheriff’s report.

When Deal gave the man the money, the alarm went off and the robber ran out of the store, heading east on Golden Camp Road.

Deal described the robber as a short black male in his 20s, 140-150 pounds, and wearing a green shirt and brown jacket.