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2 2-ton iron columns stolen from behind downtown Augusta properties

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An Augusta man reported the theft of two solid iron column posts each weighing 4,000 pounds and worth $15,000 apiece, police said.

Starkey Flythe, 76, told deputies the posts were taken from behind properties in the 1100 block of Broad Street between Dec. 27 and Tuesday, according to a Richmond County sheriff’s report.

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Just My Opinion
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Just My Opinion 01/25/12 - 05:34 am
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Besides their weight, just

Besides their weight, just how big are these things? Height/length? That'll certainly help people identify them if they see some dude carrying them around! Well, at 4000 pounds, he'd need alittle help from some friends, wouldn't he?

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my.voice 01/25/12 - 06:53 am
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I'd say anyone tough enough

I'd say anyone tough enough to take those should be left alone!

REDRIDER
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REDRIDER 01/25/12 - 07:57 am
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They fixed the railroad

They fixed the railroad trestle with them.

rmwardsr
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rmwardsr 01/25/12 - 08:17 am
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Two 2 ton iron columns should

Two 2 ton iron columns should be easily spottable in any recycling center. It would take a flatbed trailer to haul those things not to mention the crane that would have been used to load them.

david jennings
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david jennings 01/25/12 - 08:29 am
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Did they leave the AC unit

Did they leave the AC unit intact?

blues550
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blues550 01/25/12 - 08:45 am
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Will make on helluva red neck

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Will make on helluva red neck fire pit for sure, or decorator columns for those fine Traveler homes!

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madgerman 01/25/12 - 09:37 am
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Must have been expensive

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Must have been expensive because it appears they were taken from a semi abandoned favility. I mean come on they were stolen within the last 30 days, were apparently left laying around, and worth $30K? I sure hope they can explain this all to the insurance company in time to get the deduction for loss on their income taxes. Of course you don,t have to file a claim to claim the loss, just a police report will do.

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Little Lamb 01/25/12 - 09:45 am
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Good point, madgerman. It is

Good point, madgerman. It is curious why people would leave their stuff outside for months on end and then complain when someone walks off with it. Now that I think about it, my ladder is outside leaning up against the side of the house. I'd better bring it inside this evening.

kmb413
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kmb413 01/25/12 - 11:09 am
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It took a month to notice

It took a month to notice these were missing?

Scott Michaux
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Scott Michaux 01/25/12 - 11:20 am
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This sounds like the

This sounds like the beginning of one of those crime caper movies.

kiwiinamerica
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kiwiinamerica 01/25/12 - 01:58 pm
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.........*Inspector Clousseau

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.........*Inspector Clousseau voice*............

"Vot happened to zee building ven zee columns ver taken away?"

David Parker
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David Parker 01/25/12 - 03:46 pm
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The Great Iron Pole

The Great Iron Pole Robbery

starring Sticky-Fingers Pitt

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