Police say a robbery suspect called an Augusta gas station to apologize before holding the store at gunpoint early Saturday.
Employees at Circle K at 261 Furys Ferry Road said a white male wearing a black sweatshirt, black stocking cap, sunglasses and a gray T-shirt tied around his face entered the store, brandished a black handgun and demanded money from the cash register.
The man grabbed cash inside the register after an employee opened it. After asking whether there was any more, he ran off toward Prattwood Drive.
About 10 minutes before the robbery, an employee said she received a call from someone asking whether they had reached the Circle K. When the employee said, “Yes,” the caller apologized, then hung up. The employee said the voice on the phone was similar to the robber’s.