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Augusta man shot during holdup

Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012 12:23 PM
Last updated 9:29 PM
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One man was shot during an armed robbery on the street Saturday night.

Deputies were called to the 1800 block of Watkins Street at 11:30 p.m. where Christopher Smith told them three men in a black car had approached him and demanded money, said Richmond County Sheriff’s Lt. Robbie Silas in an email.

One of the men had a gun and when Smith attempted to push the gun away, it went off, striking him in his right side. Smith was taken to the Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Silas said.

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gargoyle 01/08/12 - 02:30 pm
around 9:00 pm at the Sunoco

around 9:00 pm at the Sunoco on Walton Way my wife and I pulled in to pick up something , both of us noticed as we parked that two men split up and attempted to walk up the blind spots .We hit the locks and reversed out and spun around the parking lot , as we left I noted that they walked back to a black car . Reading the paper today two armed robberys were commited with in waking distance of there . Keep your eyes up folks I might have been number three if we had not been aware of what going on

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Conservative Man 01/08/12 - 04:32 pm
Near Harrisburg isn't it? No

Near Harrisburg isn't it? No surprise. From what I've been told the Sheriff's Dept, has told deputies to .....quote..."Stand down" ....when it comes to this area. Seems the criminals are better armed than the cops.....Sad....

proudgunowner 01/08/12 - 05:12 pm
Time to move to Columbia

Time to move to Columbia County where this kind of crime doesn't happen. Either that, or become LEGALLY ARMED and remove these thugs permanently when they attempt to commit a crime! It's time to take America back. Liberals have created a far too big entitlement mentality in this country. Entitled to either get it from the gub'ment or just take it themselves. It's time to end it one way or another.

kiwiinamerica 01/09/12 - 05:37 pm
Predators looking for weak or

Predators looking for weak or defenseless members of the herd.

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