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Woman robbed as Augusta bank branch opens

Officers say victim was making business deposit

Bianca Cain/Staff
A woman entering Georgia Bank & Trust just after it opened at 9 a.m. Friday was robbed by two men.
Friday, Dec. 9, 2011 9:47 AM
Last updated Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011 1:16 AM
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Authorities have identified one of the two men who robbed a woman Friday morning as she entered a south Augusta bank to make a business deposit.

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A woman was robbed Friday as she was entering Georgia Bank & Trust on Peach Orchard Road. Officials are looking for Curtis Rodriquez Jackson, 27, and are trying to identify a second man.  BIANCA CAIN/STAFF
BIANCA CAIN/STAFF
A woman was robbed Friday as she was entering Georgia Bank & Trust on Peach Orchard Road. Officials are looking for Curtis Rodriquez Jackson, 27, and are trying to identify a second man.

Deputies are searching for Curtis Rodriquez Jackson, 27, of Applejack Terrace, and are seeking information on the second man.

According to Richmond County sheriff’s Lt. Calvin Chew, the woman was entering Georgia Bank & Trust at 3111 Peach Orchard Road just after 9 a.m., when a man in a dark hoodie attacked her from behind, grabbing for the bank deposit bag.

Customers inside the bank ran out to her aid and helped pull the assailant off, but a second man, also in a dark hoodie, ran to help the attacker. Authorities said the two men knocked the woman down before running to the rear of the building with the money.

Customers chased the bandits behind the buildings and were able to remove the license plate of the getaway car, a green Ford Taurus. Another customer, an off-duty Georgia law enforcement officer who happened to be in his vehicle when the attack occurred, shot out the Taurus’ back glass before the men got away, Chew said.

The bank has a special-duty officer working at the branch, but he had not arrived at the time of the attack.

Deputies found the Taurus in a neighborhood behind the bank at Floyd Drive and Floyd Circle.

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Chillen
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Chillen 12/09/11 - 11:13 am
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Super. This one strikes

Super. This one strikes close to home for us all. Not just robbing the bank....robbing the CUSTOMER.

Richmond County in the news. Again.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 12/09/11 - 11:48 am
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What kind of Georgia officer

What kind of Georgia officer was it? At least he is responsible for confronting them and his actions led to finding the car.

raul
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raul 12/09/11 - 12:12 pm
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% I removed my comment before

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I removed my comment before Sean had a chance. Needless to say, I am not happy with the brazen acts of violence occurring in Augusta. My comment had to do with a basic law of physics, for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction... or something to that effect.

augusta citizen
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augusta citizen 12/09/11 - 12:10 pm
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Raul, I feel just like you,

Raul, I feel just like you, however since he fired as they were running away, it's good for him that he didn't hit them.

Folks, this is going to get far worse. There are many low lifes who refuse to work and provide for themselves. They only want to take what belongs to someone else and they think they are entitled to whatever they want and need. Arm yourselves and keep your eyes and ears open to your surroundings.

harley_52
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harley_52 12/09/11 - 12:41 pm
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augusta citizen said

augusta citizen said "...however since he fired as they were running away, it's good for him that he didn't hit them."

Why is it a good thing he didn't hit them? I say he needs to be sent to the range for more training. :)

Edit...

Nevermind. I just looked it up. I wasn't aware that a liberal Supreme Court had held against the Fleeing Felon Rule in Tennessee v Garner. You're right, it's a good thing he missed.

GDC_MAN
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GDC_MAN 12/09/11 - 12:57 pm
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'ya Harley... Justice White

'ya Harley... Justice White effectively nulled the historical use of "common law" and quoted research that may or may not be accurate, stating that "deadly force contributes little to the deterrence of crime." In my experience a robbery suspect does not re-offend if the shot was accurate. I seem to remember when Richmond County put deputies with shotguns in convenience store coolers on a random basis. The incidence of convenience store robberies dropped dramatically for a while.

harley_52
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harley_52 12/09/11 - 01:12 pm
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Definitely a bad ruling in my

Definitely a bad ruling in my honest opinion. A fleeing felon should have no rights and I can see how society would be much better off following the Common law Fleeing Felon Rule. As in this case, the robbers could have grabbed a hostage or two, or car jacked a car and killed the driver, or another motorist in a wreck of some kind. For the police to just stand by and watch as these robbers make their getaway is foolish and dangerous to society which is, I suppose, why the liberals on the Supreme Court voted for it.

gtrman56
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gtrman56 12/09/11 - 01:18 pm
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They just apprehended one of

They just apprehended one of them in Green Meadows Subdivision, where I live! My buddy and I heard him making "whoop" sounds in front of my house. Evidently, he was calling out to his buddy. When he saw us, he ran. We got in my car to follow him, and before we caught up to him we observed several police cars enter the neighborhood and arrest him. Just heard they got the other one. Kudo's to Sheriff's Dept!!

harley_52
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harley_52 12/09/11 - 01:29 pm
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Making "whoop" sounds in

Making "whoop" sounds in front of your house seems like reason enough for you and your buddy to feel threatened and put a bullet, or two, in him.

Should be, anyway.

allhans
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allhans 12/09/11 - 02:07 pm
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The citizens really did a job

The citizens really did a job on those 2. Give them a salute. Took the tag off the car, shot out the rear window..
Can you imagine their faces when they realized they were being shot at.

augusta citizen
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augusta citizen 12/09/11 - 02:00 pm
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allhans, the citizens did do

allhans, the citizens did do great, really came together and helped, no looking the other way for these good folks, so I salute them!!

I can imagine the their faces when they realized they were being shot at, can you imagine the seat of their pants?

Taylor B
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Taylor B 12/09/11 - 02:10 pm
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Until this happens all the

Until this happens all the time, these folks will keep it up. Folks are sick of it.

harley_52
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harley_52 12/09/11 - 02:21 pm
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allhans, do you know who

allhans, do you know who "shot out the rear window?"

Cops or private citizens?

happychimer
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happychimer 12/09/11 - 02:25 pm
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Here's who shot out the back

Here's who shot out the back window.
Another customer, an off-duty Georgia law enforcement officer who happened to be sitting in his vehicle when the attack happened, shot out the Taurus’ back glass before the men got away, Chew said.

happychimer
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happychimer 12/09/11 - 02:27 pm
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That is the only shooting I

That is the only shooting I see in the story.

gtrman56
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gtrman56 12/09/11 - 02:35 pm
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Harley, I forgot to mention

Harley, I forgot to mention in my previous comment that my buddy and I both armed ourselves before we left to follow him. We spotted him and were about to call the police, when we spotted the line of police cars turning into the neighborhood and heading his direction.

harley_52
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harley_52 12/09/11 - 02:45 pm
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Thanks, I see the story has

Thanks, I see the story has been updated since I first read it earlier this morning.

harley_52
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harley_52 12/09/11 - 02:47 pm
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So, I'm assuming whoever shot

So, I'm assuming whoever shot out the rear window would have been prosecuted if he had injured/killed one of the fleeing criminals in this case?

Or no?

raul
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raul 12/09/11 - 02:54 pm
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So, if I understand

So, if I understand correctly, the Supreme court ruled that you cannot shoot at a criminal if they are in the process of getting away? Is that correct? If so, they need to inform the directors of the cop shows on T.V. Ha.

augusta citizen
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augusta citizen 12/09/11 - 03:09 pm
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I think once they're getting

I think once they're getting away, it's no longer protecting the life of yourself or someone else. Guess it's just revenge at that point, haha, I can see that.

harley_52
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harley_52 12/09/11 - 03:41 pm
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Well, if that's the case

Well, if that's the case maybe somebody should advise the cops that shot out their back window that they're putting themselves and the city in legal danger by shooting at fleeing felons.

Not that I agree with the law (which I don't) but I don't want to pay money damages to fleeing criminals either.

If the police are good enough shots to actually kill them, I guess it becomes a moot point.

Edit...

I take back that last point. Maybe they'd be charged with murder or manslaughter. What a screwed up situation these liberal courts create. No wonder the crime problem is what it is.

nevertoolate
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nevertoolate 12/09/11 - 03:30 pm
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It's packing-permit time.

It's packing-permit time. Columbia County residents: Ronald Reagan drive. Open Mon, Tue, Thur and Fri. Probate Office, $75 for 5 years. Heading that way soon, very soon.

bjphysics
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bjphysics 12/09/11 - 03:44 pm
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Billyds999
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Billyds999 12/09/11 - 03:55 pm
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He um wasn't trying to shoot

He um wasn't trying to shoot them as they were trying to leave, he was um, just marking the getaway car. Thats right, just marking it by ... removing the back glass to make it more recognizable...
Thats my story, and i'm sticking to it.

Chillen
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Chillen 12/09/11 - 03:58 pm
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nevertoolate. Been there,

nevertoolate. Been there, done that. Takes about 10 minutes & could save your life someday. Smart move. (take cash, they don't take checks or credit cards!)

Chillen
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Chillen 12/09/11 - 04:06 pm
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According to the Jail Report

According to the Jail Report - Curtis Rodriquez Jackson is being searched for by the police in connection with this robbery, he is from Applejack Terrace in Augusta (from RICHMOND county, countyman!).

https://www.facebook.com/thejailreport

seenitB4
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seenitB4 12/09/11 - 04:28 pm
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I wish they would all mark

I wish they would all mark the car like that.....

harley_52
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harley_52 12/09/11 - 05:19 pm
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Chillen, I heard he had his

Chillen, I heard he had his eye on one of those nice new places Columbia County was building.

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Patty-P 12/09/11 - 05:31 pm
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I'm glad he shot the window

I'm glad he shot the window out. Glad they caught one of the perps too. Just hope the jails aren't too overcrowded to keep him there.

peace4784
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peace4784 12/09/11 - 08:36 pm
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Low lifes refuse to work and
Unpublished

Low lifes refuse to work and take from others. Sounds like typical conservative, Rush Limbaugh propaganda. What about the white protestants taking slaves to do their work? The true Protestant Work ethic. What about larger nations conquering smaller nations to confiscate their resources. What about nations, like Israel, taking American's tax dollars to elevate their standard of living. Israel did not earn the money. Why are the aforementioned any better than the robbers? Taking is taking. Wrong is wrong. It's all a matter of perspective.

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