Thousands of dollars stolen in armed robbery

A Peach Orchard Road car wash was the victim of an armed robbery on Sunday morning.

At 7:15 a.m. Sunday, the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of an armed robbery at the LuLu’s Express Car Wash, located at 3129 Peach Orchard Road.

An employee of the business started the process of unlocking the safe, then went to a convenience store for a drink while the safe was disarming. When he returned, a man came up behind him with a silver handgun and forced him into the office. A second gunman entered the office and the first gunman fired his weapon to make the employee work faster, and the employee said the safe would not open for a few more minutes.

While they waited, the gunmen took his cellphone and the second gunman fired his weapon into the wall. When the safe opened, the suspects packed the money into a duffel bag before fleeing the store in the direction of Floyd Circle.

The employee estimates the men stole between $4,500 and $5,000 from the safe. The incident was captured on security cameras.



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