Convenience store cashier chases robber through downtown



A Pantry Inc. cashier chased a man through downtown Augusta about 11 p.m. Wednesday after the suspect robbed the employee at knife point, and stole several telephones and money.

The cashier told police the man demanded his cellphone, the store’s cordless phone and an undisclosed amount of cash even after the cashier told the suspect “it’s not worth it,” according to a Richmond County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

The cashier ran after the man on Broad Street and caught up with him on 13th Street. The suspect threw the cashier’s cellphone on the ground, smashing the screen.

The suspect ran across the 13th Street bridge into South Carolina, according to the report.

The district manager for the store on 1494 Jones St., arrived later and provided video surveillance to the deputy.



Fri, 01/19/2018 - 21:23

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