Search continues for Martinez screwdriver bandit

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Columbia County deputies continue to look for a man they say robbed a Martinez convenience store early Sunday by using a screwdriver.

A Circle K cashier said that a man police identified as Terrell Demar Cooper, 26, was loitering in the store at Old Evans and Old Petersburg roads at about 4:10 a.m., sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris said in an email.

About 20 minutes later, Cooper allegedly walked to the counter with a drink and asked her to make change for a $10 bill, according to a police report.

When the 24-year-old opened the cash register, she said Cooper demanded all her money and pulled out a screwdriver from his front pocket.

The cashier said she gave Cooper an undisclosed amount of money.

The suspect road off on a black mountain bike equipped with a flower heading west on Old Evans Road. Police believe he is in the Martinez or Evans area.

Cooper is 5-foot7 and weighs about 200 pounds.


Reach Jenna Martin at (706) 868-1222, ext. 109 or


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jamc1103 08/08/11 - 02:31 pm
I saw a screwdriver in the

I saw a screwdriver in the middle of Baston Rd yesterday. Wonder if it was the one used in this crime!

dichotomy 08/08/11 - 08:13 pm
Another idiot. He should get

Another idiot. He should get together with the one armed man that stole the car at the car wash. No one will be able to identify either one of them.

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