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2 men held up at gunpoint in Augusta

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Two men were held up at gunpoint Wednesday after refusing to give two other men a ride, according to a Richmond County Sheriff’s office report.

About 1:10 p.m., the victims said two men approached them in the parking lot of China Express II and Subway, 1326 Peach Orchard Road, and asked for a ride.

When the victims denied the ride, the two suspects each pulled out a semi-automatic pistol and said, “Do you know what time it is?”

The victims ran away and the suspects fled south toward the Lowe’s shopping center at Windsor Spring and Peach Orchard roads. Nothing was taken from the victims.

The suspects are described as black males in their 20s. One man was wearing all black, had scruffy facial hair and stood 6 feet, 2 inches tall. The second man, 5 feet, 9 inches tall, was wearing a tan shirt, blue jeans and a blue fishing hat.

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debbiep38
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debbiep38 04/26/12 - 09:23 pm
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Blue fishing hat?
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Blue fishing hat?

dichotomy
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dichotomy 04/26/12 - 10:23 pm
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I gotta start carrying a

I gotta start carrying a bigger gun. South Augusta....1 o'clock in the afternoon.....broad daylight......nobody on the southside is safe at any business. If you live on the southside, get a gun. Carry it everywhere. And have your hand on it anytime you are in a parking lot or out of your vehicle for any reason.

HighSociety
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HighSociety 04/26/12 - 11:42 pm
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All that because they wanted

All that because they wanted to know what time it was? Not that this was the best time for a joke, but if they were armed themselves their response could've been "time for you to buy a watch" as they pulled their guns out. Then the bad guys would have been the ones running off and wondering what the hell they were talking about.I know this is a serious situation, but you have to admit it would've made a cool story.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 04/27/12 - 07:08 am
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We read this same crap week

We read this same crap week after week.....soon it is just usual stuff....it will be like the gun shots ALeaves talks about......no one cares anymore....
YOU MUST BE CRAZY IF YOU CONTINUE TO TOLERATE THIS!

Demand more police & action taken in South Augusta.

And martinez/Evans --it is coming YOUR way...soon...it WILL overflow!

Riverman1
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Riverman1 04/27/12 - 07:16 am
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SeenIt, it won't come to

SeenIt, it won't come to Columbia County simply because the citizens won't tolerate it. If robberies started in parking lots along Wash. Rd. you would see security in every possible location. The successful businesses out there wouldn't allow it.

dstewartsr
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dstewartsr 04/27/12 - 08:46 am
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RM1, I wish you were right,

RM1, I wish you were right, but I suspect the answer will be more 'white flight' by business away from the area. As crime moved out from downtown, so did the businesses, each to a 'safer' area. Those that stayed, like Kroger at 15th, became mini-fortresses. Ron Cross' monument to himself, the Evans park complex, I see as the response to the thugification of the riverwalk.

It has come to CC, nibbling at the edges so to speak, mostly in terms of organized theft --snatch and runs and shoplifting-- at the major big boxes. The more successful these are, the more crime will be attracted once word gets out.

wondersnevercease
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wondersnevercease 04/27/12 - 09:59 am
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It has certainly slunk across
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It has certainly slunk across the river to North Augusta...I'm thinking we over here need to establish Borders and guard them....; )

LLArms
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LLArms 04/27/12 - 10:25 am
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Criminals don't respect the

Criminals don't respect the law. They do however hold respect for the gun.

Get your GWL, arm yourself (any caliber is better than no caliber) and start dropping these guys like flies.

You need to understand criminals will take the path of least resistance. This means robbing Grandma coming out of the hair salon instead of robbing Bubba coming out of the Gym with huge muscles. When they realize their friends and cohorts are dying at an alarming rate they will hesitate to rob.

countyman
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countyman 04/27/12 - 12:41 pm
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Thirty fewer robberies

Thirty fewer robberies reported in Richmond County this year compared to the same time period(Jan-March) in 2011. Evans and Martinez are probably safer per capita than Grovetown and Harlem, but robberies have already taken place along Washington rd in CC(i.e Mullins Crossing)... Somebody was just robbed in the Rhineharts parking lot on North Belair rd...

It's just not reported as much in the media compared to crime in Richmond County...

I guess downtown must be experiencing the opposite of white flight then with all the growth.. First neighborhood market in the state, Rural Sourcing, Whites condos, Sprint Food & Metro Market, new zumba studio, etc..

Target, Chick Fil A, and Ruby Tuesday are interested in coming to South Augusta.. Denny is opening a 24 hr restaurant, and the Bilo stores on Peach Orchard and Tobacco rd were renovated.. This means South Augusta is no diffrent from other places with good and bad areas.. Otherwise Starbucks wouldn't be investing $172 million and Rockkwood $115 million in South Augusta..

twolane
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twolane 04/27/12 - 02:21 pm
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yeah county man but how are
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yeah county man but how are doing on those murders and shootings

AutumnLeaves
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AutumnLeaves 04/27/12 - 03:50 pm
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Riverman1, there is, has and

Riverman1, there is, has and will continue to be crime in Columbia County as well as Richmond County. You can read the Columbia County News Times and see you have more criminal activity in Columbia County than people care to admit. A lot of people in Richmond County never see the Columbia County News Times and don't realize they have a police blotter in it. Many people in Columbia County work in Richmond County. They are affected by crime in Richmond County indirectly if not directly. It is just a matter of time for most people that live or work in Richmond County to be directly affected at least once. I am speaking from experience, observation and what I have learned from reading police reports and what my friends in local law enforcement tell me.

GaStang22
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GaStang22 04/27/12 - 05:58 pm
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Yes there is crime in CC, a
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Yes there is crime in CC, a lot of it stemmed from criminals in RC relocating here. The trash used to stay in isolated areas of the county and Martinez Evans stayed pretty decent. Though no one wants to admit it, as soon as they forced CC to accept section 8 and low income entitlement housing... crime rocketed in the area!!!

Pu239
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Pu239 04/27/12 - 09:09 pm
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I feel so much better about
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I feel so much better about an armed confrontation in broad day light now that Joe Isuzu has let us all know that Martinez and Evans are safer than Grovetown and Harlem....I wonder why all of growth that Joe touts is now unsafe?

junkyardpig
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junkyardpig 04/28/12 - 12:09 pm
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south augusta is a cesspool.

south augusta is a cesspool. housing, poverty, young and old thugs, panhandlers, gangs, drugs,, whores, . criminology is defined differently in other communities. but what is expected: they idolize jail inmates, a language cluttered with cursing, athletes who endulge in drugs. some day a war will break out in s augusta and all these worthless scumbags will be 6 foot under

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