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Sink, copper tubing stolen from Augusta bar

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A man stole a $1,400 stainless steel bar sink and copper tubing from the Flamingo Lounge, 2320 Gordon Highway, on Wednesday afternoon, according to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.

The business owner, Carolyn Carpenter, received a phone call from a man who said he witnessed the crime, an incident report says. The suspect removed the copper from two central air-conditioning units and entered the business through an unlocked door to take the bar sink.

The witness said the suspect loaded the items into his vehicle, which appeared to be loaded with other scrap metal items, and drove east on Gordon Highway.

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Patty-P
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Patty-P 11/09/11 - 09:42 pm
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So sad what people will do.

So sad what people will do.

nothin2show4it
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nothin2show4it 11/10/11 - 04:59 am
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Why aren't they holding these
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Why aren't they holding these scrap buyers responsible for purchasing the scrap form these thieves? It is called theft by conversion.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 11/10/11 - 07:41 am
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Soon we will have to bolt

Soon we will have to bolt down our belongings.

david jennings
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david jennings 11/10/11 - 08:34 am
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Soon? You mean you haven't

Soon? You mean you haven't yet? If you would be at any scrap yard most days you would realize the monumental task of determining which load is legitimate or not. The lines can be long with truck load after truck load of piles of all kinds of scrap. While they do require ID there is hardly anyway to determine where each piece come from. I believe most scrap yards are willing to cooperate with law enforcement but they alone will never stop the crooks. Property owners just have to try and be vigilant, enlist the help of nieghbors, security devices, and anything else they can think of. We are at war with cockroaches and rodents, good luck people.

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