Augusta man accuses 15-year-old of armed robbery

An Augusta woman says a neighbor threatened her 15-year-old nephew, but the man says the teen was part of a group that robbed him Thursday night.

George D’Antignac, 31, told police that he had just purchased items from Family Dollar at 1713 Walton Way about 8:30 p.m. when he was approached in the 1700 block of Starnes Street by a black male wearing a hooded sweatshirt that covered his face, according to a Richmond County Sheriff’s Office report.

D’Antignac said the suspect brandished a black revolver and was joined by three more black males. D’Antignac said he recognized two in the group, including a neighbor’s 15-year-old nephew, whom he recognized by his crippled left hand.

D’Antignac said two of the group recognized him and told the others to stop, but the 15-year-old brandished a silver .22-caliber handgun. Two of the suspects stole $11 from D’Antignac’s pockets before fleeing.

Police say the 15-year-old admitted going to Family Dollar around the time of the robbery but said he was only with one other person.

Police were unable to find a handgun in the teen’s bedroom.


Sat, 04/29/2017 - 22:42

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