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Christopher W. Saunders, of Augusta, called a person of interest in robbery

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Columbia County authorities are looking for an Augusta man they call a person of interest in connection with the assault and robbery of an armored-truck driver at a Martinez bank on Tuesday.

Police want to question Christopher W. Saunders in the case.   Special
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Police want to question Christopher W. Saunders in the case.

Christopher W. Saunders, 28, of Crawford Court, is wanted for questioning, according to Columbia County sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris.

The Loomis armored-truck driver told police that about 10:40 a.m., a man with a weapon hit him on the head and stole a bag of cash outside the Wells Fargo Bank branch at Belair and Columbia roads.

The truck driver was trying to put money into the ATM when the robber assaulted him with the unidentified weapon, Morris said.

The driver wasn't seriously injured.

The robber was described on sheriff's office scanner broadcasts as a slim, tall black man wearing a black cap, black muscle shirt and black shorts with white stripes. He was seen running from the area toward Highview Drive in Martinez.

Anyone with information about Saunders' whereabouts is asked to call the Columbia County Sheriff's Office at (706) 541-2800.

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augusta citizen
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augusta citizen 08/10/11 - 05:46 pm
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Glad the driver is okay, are

Glad the driver is okay, are these people not armed?

wondersnevercease
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wondersnevercease 08/10/11 - 08:13 pm
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this is a very odd
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this is a very odd robbery..are theses guys Really that easy to hold up???

rojo
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rojo 08/11/11 - 05:35 am
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How did they come up with

How did they come up with that name? The description could be any black male in the state of Ga.

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Patty-P 08/11/11 - 07:47 pm
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rojo....could have been a

rojo....could have been a white male just as well as a black one. Here we go with the stereotyping.

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Radwaste 08/11/11 - 08:19 pm
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"ojo....could have been a

"ojo....could have been a white male just as well as a black one. "

Actually, no. As you *should* know, one of the great problems black leaders have in the USA is the disparate proportion their race represents in crime figures. In some categories, the ratio is more than TEN TO ONE vs. other races in the USA. That's a huge problem, even if you think the Klan itself is banging the gavel, because it's true even in cities with black leadership. You can look that up at the Bureau of Justice Statistics Web site; I don't want to be accused of leading you.
It's a horrendous problem for the professional seeking recognition for his or her achievement, and it is only getting worse with school systems determined to treat the thug and the valedictorian the same.

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KSL 08/11/11 - 08:55 pm
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I would think that trying to

I would think that trying to put money into an ATM would involve two hands. Sort of hard to draw a gun on someone who approaches you rapidly from behind. Just know I don't want that job.

The article doesn't mention it, but perhaps there needs to be two people on site when an ATM is being supplied. But then, fees for using an ATM will need to go up.

KSL
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KSL 08/11/11 - 08:57 pm
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That pic looks like a mug

That pic looks like a mug shot. Probably is. Lock them up longer and reduce crime.

KSL
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KSL 08/11/11 - 08:59 pm
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Tell them their children will

Tell them their children will no longer be supported by the government just because they are in jail and their baby mamas can't work. Start a little hard luck suffering and I guarantee we will have a whole lot less unsupported offspring.

rojo
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rojo 08/12/11 - 08:09 am
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Patty and rad, dummy up

Patty and rad, dummy up already. They SAID it was a black male.

JAndy
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JAndy 08/14/11 - 09:34 am
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Let's see if I can sum up how

Let's see if I can sum up how they got the description of the male. 1, Robbery of armored truck personnel. + 1, Robbery took place at automatic teller. +1, Automatic teller machines have a CAMERA! +1, Dumb butt was probably in view of the camera. +1, Dumb butt forgot any kind of disguise. So for all of you math experts 1+1+1+1+1 = 5.

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