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Police seek 2 who stole van at gunpoint

Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012 9:32 PM
Last updated Monday, Jan. 2, 2012 1:08 AM
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Deputies are searching for two robbers who stole an occupied van at gunpoint Friday at the intersection of Gordon Highway and Doug Barnard Parkway.

The victim reported Sunday that he was stopped at a red light around 8 p.m. when two men approached the van and forced him into the front passenger seat at gunpoint. The robbers, described as two black males, standing 5-foot-10, weighing 160 pounds, then drove to North Augusta, where they forced the victim out of the van somewhere on Augusta Highway and fled in the van.

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Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 01/01/12 - 10:39 pm
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Why would anyone stop for a

Why would anyone stop for a robber? Did he not have his doors locked?
Why didn't he just take off when he saw them approach?

InChristLove
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InChristLove 01/01/12 - 10:47 pm
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Willow, I believe the article

Willow, I believe the article said he was stopped at a red light when the robbers approach and had guns so I'm sure it happened quickly before he even knew what was happening. Most people do not lock their doors while driving around town.

augusta citizen
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augusta citizen 01/01/12 - 10:56 pm
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InChristLove, maybe most men

InChristLove, maybe most men don't lock their doors while driving around town, but I think/hope most women do. I know I do, but I agree with you that it probably did happen very quickly.

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 01/01/12 - 11:20 pm
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Smart people drive with

Smart people drive with locked car doors especially at night. In fact, many cars self lock at a certain speed limit. I have thought about this same scenario and I have no plans to open my door to anyone. I will take my chances driving off.

david jennings
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david jennings 01/02/12 - 08:19 am
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I lock my passenger side and

I lock my passenger side and always leave enough space between my vehicle and the one in front of mine so if it ever becomes necessary I have room to move. I also am aware of my surroundings, of course when driving I keep my mind on driving.

yellow cat
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yellow cat 01/02/12 - 10:51 am
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That is why smith & Weston

That is why smith & Weston always rides with me.

proudgunowner
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proudgunowner 01/02/12 - 05:00 pm
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Amen yellow cat! 14 in the
Unpublished

Amen yellow cat! 14 in the mag = 7 rounds per thug. Wake up America. This is happening more and more. Be aware. Be ARMED (legally of course). Be prepared. Be alive.

Asitisinaug
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Asitisinaug 01/03/12 - 04:25 am
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1. Drive with your door

1. Drive with your door locked.
2. Be armed and properly trained to use a weapon if necessary.
3. Always leave an "escape route" when stopped in traffic, at a stop sign or at a red light - especially at night or in shady areas - make sure that you can always give your car the gas if necessary to leave the area quickly.
4. Park backwards in parking spaces to allow for a quick leave if necessary and of course park under lights or slightly away from other cars, etc. Make sure that if you see people coming towards you or waiting in the vehicle next to you that you take action - go back into the store if necessary. Also make sure to always have your keys ready.
5. Know your surrondings, know where you are if you have to call 911, to include mile markers if necessary or cross streets.

Be pro-active, be prepared, be aware and be ready to protect yourself if it comes to that.

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