Victim shoots, injures two suspects during armed robbery in Waynesboro

A man injured two suspects during a Tuesday night armed robbery in Waynesboro.


The 68-year-old victim told officers from the Waynesboro Police Department that he was closing up on Perry Street at 8th Street when two black males showed a weapon and demanded his money, according to a news release.

After one of the suspects struck the victim over the head and face, they took an undetermined amount of money and fled, the news release states.

The victim was able to get his shotgun and shoot both suspects, according to the news release.

The victim was treated at Burke Medical Center and the suspects were taken to AU Medical Center, and they are facing charges.

The Waynesboro Police Department, along with Burke County Sheriff’s Office and the GBI, are investigating.