Augusta man robbed of $600 during card game



Police say an Augusta man was robbed at gunpoint after he started winning a card game early Saturday.

Deputies were called to Red Carpet Inn at 2050 Gor­don Highway about 4 a.m. Ricky Cooper, 46, said he was robbed of $600 while playing cards with two men, according to a Richmond County sheriff’s report.

While playing the game, one of the men retrieved a gun from under a pillow and walked outside. He was followed by the other man, who goes by Thomas, who re-entered and said the first man was having girl problems, the report said.

Thomas left the room one more time and came back with his hand in his pocket, then pulled a black revolver and demanded money while accusing Cooper of cheating, the report said.

Thomas grabbed the money from the table and from Coo­per’s pockets. He was last seen driving a silver car with Geor­gia tag PMD 6565, according to the report.

He is described as a black male about 6 feet tall and about 170 pounds. He was last seen wearing a white shirt and brown shorts.