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Pizza deliverer robbed at gunpoint in Augusta

Saturday, April 14, 2012 8:21 PM
Last updated Sunday, April 15, 2012 1:41 AM
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A man held a pizza deliverer at gunpoint Friday night on Boyd Lane, police said.

About 6:30 p.m., Jennifer Whitaker was delivering a pizza and drinks to the 900 block of Boyd Lane. She told deputies when she got to the house from where the order had reportedly been placed, no one appeared to be home, Richmond County sheriff’s Lt. Robbie Silas said.

On the way back to her car, a man approached her with a black pistol and demanded money. When she told him she did not have any, the man took the pizza and ran off.

Silas said Whitaker was not injured and the man is described as black, 5 feet 3 inches, 130 pounds, and 20 to 30 years old.

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KUTBUDDY
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KUTBUDDY 04/14/12 - 08:56 pm
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Can't believe people still do
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Can't believe people still do this.

copperhead
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copperhead 04/14/12 - 09:28 pm
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Folks need to stop including

Folks need to stop including race in these discriptions of perpetrators. Why not 5 foot 3 inches,130 pounds,and 20 to 30?

TrukinRanger
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TrukinRanger 04/14/12 - 09:40 pm
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because race is a descriptive
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because race is a descriptive detail of a person's personal appearance

davidtn23
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davidtn23 04/14/12 - 10:04 pm
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People include all

People include all descriptions they can in a crime... if he had glasses or a scar or something, that would be described too. Skin color one of the easiest things to describe (even easier than gender at times). The more descriptive, the more it narrows down the search. That's why you include race... not because of racism.

Radwaste
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Radwaste 04/14/12 - 10:44 pm
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Changing the description

Changing the description won't change the stats. You can look this up yourself at the Bureau of Justice crime statistics Web site. The great shame of this nation is how it lies about and conceals the reality that about 13% of the nation's population commits crimes at an average of three times the rate of other ethnic groups taken together. In some categories of crime, the rate has been ten times as much.

And this is with judges and juries of their own ethnic group convicting them. Not Klansmen.

The final insult is that professional agitators succeed again and again in baiting these people, convincing them that un-named others are responsible for keeping them from succeeding as a group, using tactics that force questions to be asked about those of legitimate skill.

There can be no justice when there are double standards, and there are.

nothin2show4it
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nothin2show4it 04/15/12 - 07:25 am
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Correction: A human life form
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Correction: A human life form robbed another human life form at gunpoint. We're not sure what planet that was on.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 04/15/12 - 09:28 am
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This area is near Wrightsboro

This area is near Wrightsboro & Twiggs....James Brown Blvd.....some make fun of ALeaves when she reports shots--trouble on here...I say Go Girl....keep reporting.......if EVERYONE reported what they saw...the crime would drop.imho

Augusta resident
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Augusta resident 04/15/12 - 11:20 am
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There wouldn't be a

There wouldn't be a description if he tried to rob me, or a discription.

boomhauer
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boomhauer 04/15/12 - 02:05 pm
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Being a former pizza delivery
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Being a former pizza delivery person, if I pull up to a house and it looks empty or no lights on etc...I won't even get out of the car. I'll use my cell and call the number on the order ticket if there's no answer then I'm outta there. Plain and simple!

I'm glad she wasn't hurt or anything!

Newsflash
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Newsflash 04/15/12 - 06:18 pm
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Glad the young lady was not

Glad the young lady was not harmed !

Just My Opinion
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Just My Opinion 04/15/12 - 04:31 pm
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boomhauer, that's a good

boomhauer, that's a good idea! More delivery people should do that. But, what if the lights ARE on? Easy enough for the criminal to set that one up. But at least you're using your noggin! Bottom line is that the deliverer shouldn't be forced to approach if something just isn't right.

Jennifer_whitaker
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Jennifer_whitaker 04/15/12 - 05:35 pm
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first off augusta chronicle

first off augusta chronicle and richmond county cops.. i did not tell this man that i didn't have any money i told him he wasn't getting it because i have a baby to support. and 2nd I will use whatever decription i want to describe the sob that pointed a gun at me for 20 dollars and pizza. But to everyone else I did call the number it was disconnected and the house had lights and everything on.. the guy that tried to rob me was sitting outside which alot of people i deliver to are so i didn't think anything about it... but to the man the robbed me if your reading this i hope you learn that just because i look little and non threatening doesn't mean you can point a gun at me and get away with it.. you will get caught eventually for something and when i see your picture in the jail report i will press charges...

iLove
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iLove 04/15/12 - 05:49 pm
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Jennifer - I am thankful to
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Jennifer - I am thankful to God that you are safe. I am not sure if you believe in God or not, but I also thank him for protecting you so that you may raise your child. EVERY ACTION has a reaction (consequence). This guy will get what is owed to him. Stay positive!

countyman
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countyman 04/15/12 - 06:23 pm
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I think somebody needs to

I think somebody needs to check those crime stats again.. That 13% is always arrested more and given harsher sentences for the same crimes...

How do you explain the race leading in drug use, but not leading in drug arrest?

Pu239
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Pu239 04/15/12 - 06:51 pm
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ahhhhhhh booo hoooo Joe Isuzu
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ahhhhhhh booo hoooo Joe Isuzu is playing Al Sharpton....

sassylassie
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sassylassie 04/15/12 - 08:16 pm
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You go, girl! Jennifer is

You go, girl! Jennifer is awesome. And yes we DO need to know the race! Why wouldn't we? Thank God Jennifer is alive to tell s what happened. I will pray for her safety as she supports her family the honest, hard working way!

aubaug
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aubaug 04/15/12 - 10:44 pm
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Augusta resident: Love your

Augusta resident: Love your comment! Pizza delivery personnel need to be armed; they do carry money and are easy targets.

TrukinRanger
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TrukinRanger 04/16/12 - 06:41 am
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I would suggest that
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I would suggest that businesses, especially food delivery- have people that want to receive delivery set up a profile with tidbits that could be verified before being put on the deliverable list. It might be extreme but delivery people seem to keep getting hit over and over again.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 04/16/12 - 08:54 am
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Folks, those saying skin

Folks, those saying skin color should not be in the description were being sarcastic. (if you haven't figured that out yet)

Nicole Harig
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Nicole Harig 04/17/12 - 01:38 pm
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As Soon As Someone Puts Race

As Soon As Someone Puts Race On A Description , Its Automatically " Racist " What People Don't Understand Is , That Could Have Been A Dead Mother And Sister ! Quite Frankly I Dont Care What Anyone Has To Say, Thats My Sister And The Mother Of My Nephew !!! So It Doesn't Matter If The Robber Was Black , White , Mexican , Blue , Red , Yellow , If Something Would Have Happened To My Sister Then There Would Be A Dead Person And An Entire Family In Jail ! NOBODY Has The Right To Judge Becuse The Description Said Black ! If A White Person Would Have Tried To Rob Her Then The Description Would Have Said White ! It's Part Of A Description , It's Not Being Racist !

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