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Partridge Inn robbed early Monday

Monday, Dec. 5, 2011 10:36 AM
Last updated Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011 6:08 AM
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Richmond County authorities are searching for a gunman after an early morning armed robbery at The Partridge Inn.

According to an incident report, the gunman entered the historic inn at 2110 Walton Way shortly before 3 a.m. Monday, pointed a silver handgun at an employee sitting behind the counter and demanded money. The bandit took $65 from the cash drawer provided by the 34-year-old victim.

After removing $65 from the cash drawer, the bandit asked about a safe before he struck the 34-year-old victim in the face with the gun.

He was last seen exiting a rear door on Hickman and running toward McDowell Street.

The suspect is described as a black male around 25 years old and dressed in all dark clothing and a stocking cap.

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InChristLove
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InChristLove 12/05/11 - 12:13 pm
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So stupid!!! You are going

So stupid!!! You are going to waste your life in prison for $65 cash!

Chillen
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Chillen 12/05/11 - 12:29 pm
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Kick 'em while they are down.

Kick 'em while they are down.

Crime is on the uptick folks. It will get worse as our economy slips deeper and deeper into trouble. Be prepared to defend yourself and protect your family.

Lori Davis
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Lori Davis 12/05/11 - 12:44 pm
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Hire an Administrator and

Hire an Administrator and elect Commissioners who will properly fund Public Safety.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 12/05/11 - 12:45 pm
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Yeah, ICL, I was wondering

Yeah, ICL, I was wondering why someone would rob a hotel. Most customers pay with a credit card, so the cash drawer would not normally be flush with cash.

Of course, ICL, but they haven't caught him yet. He may get away with it.

I know, how about a federal law that all hotels and motels have to use those dye packs like the banks use when confronted by a robber? I'm sure that will help society.

Crime Reports and Rewards TV
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Crime Reports and Rewards TV 12/05/11 - 12:48 pm
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There's a manhunt going on

There's a manhunt going on door to door now, may be for this guy.

TrulyWorried
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TrulyWorried 12/05/11 - 01:00 pm
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Not a word of sympathy for

Not a word of sympathy for the clerk who was struck in the face with the weapon. That criminal should be punished for robbery and attempted murder! Keep him in jail - for a long time - I wonder if judges read these comments? I wish they would.

kiwiinamerica
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kiwiinamerica 12/05/11 - 01:41 pm
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The suspect description is by
Unpublished

The suspect description is by now so similar in all these robbery cases that you guys could create a Macro for it and a simple click would insert it into the article. It would make writing simpler.

Patty-P
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Patty-P 12/05/11 - 01:51 pm
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Downtown Augusta is sooooo

Downtown Augusta is sooooo safe.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 12/05/11 - 02:01 pm
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Manhunt? I wonder how many

Manhunt? I wonder how many manhours of deputy time, supervisor time, public spokesman time, gasoline, wear & tear on police vehicles, etc. will be spent to recover the $65? Then, if they do pick up a perp, the trial will cost a hundred thousand or more. Then, if found guilty, he'll enter a jail cell in our overcrowded prison system which will force another prisoner to be relesed early.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 12/05/11 - 02:02 pm
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LL speaking of hotels said,

LL speaking of hotels said, "Most customers pay with a credit card, so the cash drawer would not normally be flush with cash."

Heh, heh, heh, not always.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 12/05/11 - 02:19 pm
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Heh, heh, I didn't think of

Heh, heh, I didn't think of that. I guess Herman Cain used cash, because his accuser could not produce any proof.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 12/05/11 - 02:25 pm
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I can see Herman counting out

I can see Herman counting out those bills to the Motel 6 clerk now.

augusta citizen
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augusta citizen 12/05/11 - 03:37 pm
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Patty-P, why did you have to

Patty-P, why did you have to go and say that? Now Countyman will post 10 paragraphs about how this is not downtown and then all of the developments that may come to fruition, LOL!

j-campbell
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j-campbell 12/05/11 - 03:33 pm
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The Partridge Inn is hardly

The Partridge Inn is hardly "Downtown Augusta;" it's in the heart of Summerville, nearly at the crest of "The Hill." I don't know where Patty-P lives, but I hear so many newer Columbia Countians refer to almost anywhere east and south of I-20 as "Downtown Augusta." As a multi-generation native, I think of "Downtown" as being between 13th and East Boundary and from the river to Walker Street. The old Georgia Railroad Bank building on the 1100 block of Broad that now houses the Augusta Genealogical Society used to be referred to by them as their "Uptown" Branch.

Patty-P
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Patty-P 12/05/11 - 03:41 pm
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To me it doesn't matter if

To me it doesn't matter if it's between 13th and East Boundary or wherever. When I am (or used to be) anywhere near Walton Way, and especially in the area of the Partidge Inn, I refer to it as downtown. Call it what you like, I still say (with sarcasm) that Augusta is sooooo safe!

cityman
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cityman 12/05/11 - 04:07 pm
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Capital punishment for armed
Unpublished

Capital punishment for armed robbers will all but end armed robbries. Good killings work wonders!

seenitB4
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seenitB4 12/05/11 - 04:15 pm
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I have friends living on

I have friends living on Baker Ave.....they were walking around Richmond Academy for a little excerise....You guessed it....held up from the same description ......not far from this Hotel ...

We have to get tough......enough crap......people are SICK of it!

Riverman1
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Riverman1 12/05/11 - 06:03 pm
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Somehow robberies and

Somehow robberies and muggings don't fit in with this epitome of the antebellum South. The garden veranda bar where Rhett and Scarlett would feel at home sipping mint juleps being invaded by modern day bad guys holding pistols sideways.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 12/05/11 - 06:11 pm
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RM..It jest ain't

RM..It jest ain't fittin...just ain't fittin!

floridasun
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floridasun 12/05/11 - 06:35 pm
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Patty P You must not have

Patty P
You must not have been in Augusta very long, but the Partridge Inn is definitely not in downtown Augusta,its on the Hill in the area of the Hill called Summerville...probably the most affluent area in both Richmond and Columbia County.
Patty if you are so scared just stay in your Columbia County home and type on your keyboard

Riverman1
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Riverman1 12/05/11 - 06:40 pm
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I think most people today

I think most people today consider the ever shrinking Hill area as beginning at the Partridge so Patty is not wrong. Of course the Bon Aire is across the street and it's Section 8 now.

Patty-P
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Patty-P 12/05/11 - 06:43 pm
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floridasun.....I don't live

floridasun.....I don't live in Columbia County and I'll call it what I want to.

augusta citizen
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augusta citizen 12/05/11 - 07:14 pm
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I think of it as the border

I think of it as the border of Harrisburg and Summerville, either way Patty, it's close enough to downtown that in a larger city it would definitely classify as the general downtown area.

augusta citizen
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augusta citizen 12/05/11 - 07:17 pm
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Riverman, I don't know, I

Riverman, I don't know, I think Scarlett would have felt right at home. "I can shoot straight, as long as I don't have to shoot far.".

sand gnat
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sand gnat 12/05/11 - 07:17 pm
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No doubt, Augusta has

No doubt, Augusta has problems with a segment of its population. And it appears that nothing can be done about it within the criminal justice system.

nnaugusta
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nnaugusta 12/05/11 - 07:46 pm
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Did I hear that they do not

Did I hear that they do not have viseo cameras there? If this is true, they are nuts!

corgimom
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corgimom 12/05/11 - 08:07 pm
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"Patty-P, why did you have to

"Patty-P, why did you have to go and say that? Now Countyman will post 10 paragraphs about how this is not downtown and then all of the developments that may come to fruition, LOL!"

This post made my day, I laughed and laughed. I even LOL'd.

Austin Rhodes
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Austin Rhodes 12/05/11 - 08:10 pm
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You heard right...they have

You heard right...they have no video security system. Hard to believe in this day and age, but there it is.

The fact that they are 25 feet across Walton Way from the Bon Air (a true blight) would seem to almost REQUIRE such a system.

Oh...and Judge Overstreet lives further up on the Hill...seems his aristocratic address wasn't much of a barrier to a home invasion. I did dig his solution to that problem, though...

Brad Owens
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Brad Owens 12/06/11 - 06:14 am
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J-Campbell, The PI is not in

J-Campbell, The PI is not in the heart os Summerville, sorry, you are just wrong on that one. It is at best on the border.

Patty-P, most people only consider the Central Business District as "downtown" so you must forgive the 'Olde Augusta' crowd that seems to think they have the only grasp on the way things are there.

This would be called the 'Hill' area by most folks, but since the DDA has annexed all of Harrisburg, most of Laney Walker and the MCG complex who knows, you may be more right than the life-long Augustans are on this.

Anyway, this is only about six blocks from my house. No part of the city is 'safe' these days except Surrey Center which has its own private army of off duty deputies so it seems. Must be nice to be able to afford that level of protection.

I suggest that the good citizens get together and hire ARMED private security for their hood assoc. Spend some of those dues on protecting the homes and thier families.

Maybe I should move back and start a company there to provide those services to people. I can call it "Brownwater CSRA" after the color of the river.

HAHAHAHA,

Brad

Patty-P
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Patty-P 12/06/11 - 07:25 am
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Brad I call mostly anything

Brad I call mostly anything in that area off Walton Way 'downtown.' The term is used loosely but if I were to tell someone where I were going I'd say I'm going into town to do this or that. I call it downtown but that's me. Ya'll call it what you want. It's still a shame that crime has spread like this.

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