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Burglar enters Augusta liquor store through roof

Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012 12:32 PM
Last updated 9:07 PM
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Deputies say they intercepted a man trying to steal liquor through the roof of a liquor store early Sunday morning.

Bobby Jackson  Special
Bobby Jackson

Richmond County Sheriff’s Deputy Wade Smith was doing his business checks when he noticed a man inside Mr. J’s Liquor Store at 856 Laney Walker Boulevard and called for backup, Lt. Robbie Silas said in an email.

The officers surrounded the business and arrested Bobby Jackson, 33, of the 800 block of D’Antignac Street, after he attempted to flee by throwing bottles at the officers. No one was hurt.

Jackson had cut a hole in the roof of the liquor store and had been attempting to steal bottles that way, causing over $2,000 in damage to the business. Officers found numerous bags of bottles already on the roof.

The Richmond County Fire Department assisted by bringing a ladder so the deputies could access the roof, Silas said.

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curly123053 01/08/12 - 03:27 pm
Good job Deputy Smith !!

Good job Deputy Smith !!

Asitisinaug 01/08/12 - 04:02 pm
Excellent Job by Deputy Wade

Excellent Job by Deputy Wade Smith. This is pro-active policing at its best. Deputy Smith was clearly checking his beat thoroughly and when he observed a suspicious person properly followed up. Another criminal off of the streets in Richmond County due to Richmond County's Finest.

Thanks RCSO!!

onecatfish 01/08/12 - 04:45 pm
Burglar tried to enter liquor

Burglar tried to enter liquor store roof

Burglar tried to enter liquor store thru the roof.

kids trying to report the news.

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