Girls robbed after refusing to buy marijuana


Two Augusta teenagers told police they were robbed and later assaulted after refusing to buy marijuana Thursday in the parking lot of the Walmart on Dean’s Bridge Road, according to a Richmond County Sheriff’s Office report.

The girls, one 16 and one 17, told deputies they were approached by two 18-year-old men they knew and began talking with them. Eventually, one of the men showed them a bag of leafy green material and asked if they wanted to buy any marijuana. The victims say that when they declined, he became angry and started telling at them, then reached into the vehicle and stole $200 before getting in a black Jeep Liberty with the other man and speeding away.

According to the report, the girls followed the vehicle, blocked it in off Pleasant Home Road and demanded their money back. The Jeep passenger, they said, pushed one of the girls away and kicked her before getting back in the Jeep, whose driver maneuvered around them.

The men are being sought on charges of misdemeanor theft and simple battery.