Police hunt 2 after attempted robbery at GNC

Richmond County Sheriff’s deputies were searching late Tuesday for two suspects armed with a machine gun who attempted to rob the General Nutrition Center in the 500 block of Bobby Jones Expressway around 9 p.m.

Police searched the shopping center’s roof and attic area with assistance from Augusta Fire Department, but the suspects – who had been thought to be hiding there – were not found.

According to a report from sheriff’s Investigator Cheryl Wright, a GNC store clerk suffered minor injuries but was able to escape to safety.

The only description provided by authorities was that the suspects are a black woman and a Hispanic man.

The commotion caused a stir at Gold’s Gym next door, where a number of people were working out. Gold’s Gym employee Lauren Zolotas said she instructed customers to run to the back of the gym after learning of the robbery attempt.



Wed, 11/22/2017 - 18:38

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