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Attempt to buy marijuana leads to robbery

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A 38-year-old Augusta man told police that he was attacked and robbed Friday night after asking about buying marijuana.

According to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office, the victim said he was walking in the area of Laney-Walker Boulevard at New Savannah Road betweeen 9:30 and 10:30 p.m. when he approached man and asked him about buying marijuana from him.

The suspect then hit the victim in the face with his fist, which caused him to fall to the ground, the police report says. While the victim was on the ground, the man took $300 from his pocket and two gold chains from his neck. The gold chains were valued at a total of $1,400.

The victim said that he could not provide more information about the suspect but did wish to prosecute.

The reporting deputy said the victim had severe swelling to the left side of his eye and blood in and around the eye. The report was taken at Trinity Hospital.

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beboisme
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beboisme 05/22/10 - 10:58 am
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Why even make a comment, why

Why even make a comment, why even call the authorties? Serves you right,stupid. Some people never learn. Laney-Walker Blvd.????

storiesihaveread
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storiesihaveread 05/22/10 - 11:06 am
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I so agree, i guess it take

I so agree, i guess it take all forms of stupid people to walk this earth, and then admit that to the police and waste his time filling out a report on top of that

TakeAstand
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TakeAstand 05/22/10 - 11:29 am
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Well the drug deal is a drug

Well the drug deal is a drug deal who cares, but an assault is an assault with robbery and I'd call the cops too. I probably would have left out the marijuana part. lol We don't say oh well drug deal gone bad, a guy is dead, lets dont investigate. This loser who did it would rob and beat anyone, not just someone looking for pot and it should be reported so later he may be eventually caught. If it were legal taxed and sold in stores this wouldn't have happened. haha At least decriminalized. Not much of a description of the perp. Makes me wonder if he knew who it is just not saying. hmmmm If you want to prosecute, need a description. lol Hopefully this violent thief will meet an armed victim next time before he really hurts a truly innocent person.

Southern_Patriot
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Southern_Patriot 05/22/10 - 12:44 pm
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another parasite

another parasite

AutumnLeaves
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AutumnLeaves 05/22/10 - 12:58 pm
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The man he asked was probably

The man he asked was probably irritated about the recent bust shutting down his business...LOL.

Rolling Eyes
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Rolling Eyes 05/22/10 - 01:19 pm
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I think I'd have reported it

I think I'd have reported it as a mugging...........

Trey Enfantay
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Trey Enfantay 05/22/10 - 02:49 pm
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Wow, that's a heck of a good

Wow, that's a heck of a good idea. "I have $XXX in cash, what can you give me?" Maybe I should stop fixing computers and start a career as a dealer.

rmajor
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rmajor 05/22/10 - 03:16 pm
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Whatha? He is trying to buy

Whatha? He is trying to buy marijuana...and now he is wanting to press charges because he got beat up? What did he think, he was buying marijuana from outstanding citizens of the community? People are whack!

baronvonreich
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baronvonreich 05/22/10 - 03:47 pm
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Another victim of violence

Another victim of violence soley attributed to America's ill-conceived and failed war on drugs.

humbleopinion
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humbleopinion 05/22/10 - 09:22 pm
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I sure wish that those

I sure wish that those blond-haired, blue-eyed Swedish American kids would stop beating up on each other!

like-it-is
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like-it-is 05/22/10 - 09:51 pm
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can anyone tell me where

can anyone tell me where those two roads meet?

mahalo ke akua
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mahalo ke akua 05/23/10 - 12:32 am
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The three way intersection

The three way intersection just east of the train track on Laney-Walker Boulevard between Twiggs St. and Peters Rd.

Dixieman
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Dixieman 05/23/10 - 05:04 am
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Two Obama voters meet with

Two Obama voters meet with tragic consequences.

3g
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3g 05/23/10 - 06:48 am
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Thanks Baron and Takeastand

Thanks Baron and Takeastand for your common-sense posts . It is ludicrous that Pot should be bought and sold on the black market - it is a PLANT provided by our Earth with many benefits which we cannot take advantage of because our corrupt Gov't decided it should be illegal . As this story proves , it is the black market system itself which creates violence , not the use of this wonderful plant .

crackerjack
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crackerjack 05/23/10 - 09:16 am
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Yassir Occifer, someone stole

Yassir Occifer, someone stole my Maryjane. I want them arrested for breakin the law. Duh!

CorporalGripweed
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CorporalGripweed 05/23/10 - 10:07 am
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As Bugs Bunny would

As Bugs Bunny would say,."What a maroon". Walk around in a bad neighborhood with a pocketful of dough asking for weed and then get beaten up. Or to quote another wise man, "You big dummy!".

Bumm
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Bumm 05/23/10 - 10:36 am
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Too bad you can't buy a

Too bad you can't buy a brain!!!

countyman
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countyman 05/23/10 - 03:34 pm
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Alot of Laney Walker has went

Alot of Laney Walker has went through gentrification... New houses, new people, new money, new sidewalks, new street lights, etc.. The whole neighborhood is NOT bad. I bet the people being negative on LW don't spend anytime in the area. They're going by hearsay from other people who don't spend anytime in Laney Walker. Or they only have driven down the main road a couple of times a long time ago.. Some areas of Laney Walker do still need gentrification.. But the whole area is definitely NOT a bad neighborhood.

corgimom
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corgimom 05/23/10 - 04:07 pm
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Hey, all the drug dealers

Hey, all the drug dealers that I know are fine, upstanding citizens who would never do such a thing. I am shocked.

Do you wonder why a 38 year old man would have $300 in their pocket and $1400 in gold chains but couldn't afford a car?

corgimom
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corgimom 05/23/10 - 04:09 pm
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Help me out here. According

Help me out here.

According to Countyman, downtown is safe. South Augusta is safe. LW is safe. Riverwalk is safe.

So where is all of Augusta's crime being committed?

TrukinRanger
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TrukinRanger 05/23/10 - 08:20 pm
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I was at Riverwalk Tuesday
Unpublished

I was at Riverwalk Tuesday evening. It was nice- However, they need a police presence down there.

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