2 men robbed at gunpoint in downtown Augusta

A North Augusta man and his friend were robbed at gunpoint early Thursday morning in downtown Augusta, the Richmond County Sheriff's Office said.

The incident occurred between the 1100 and 1300 blocks of Ellis Street after 2:30 a.m., according to an incident report. The two friends were walking from a bar to the Huddle House near 13th Street when two black males on bicycles approached them. One of the perpetrators put a small caliber handgun to the head one of the victims.

The suspects then took cellphones, a silver necklace, ID cards and a Net Spend Prepaid Card worth $900 from the victims' pockets, the report says.

The first suspect is described as about 6 feet 1 inch and 185 pounds, with a lazy eye, dressed in a long, white T-shirt and blue jeans. The other was about 5 feet 7 inches tall and wore a long, white T-shirt and blue shorts.