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Richmond County deputies searching for 2 armed men after gunfire during IHOP robbery attempt

Friday, June 22, 2012 11:16 PM
Last updated Saturday, June 23, 2012 12:33 AM
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Richmond County Sheriff’s deputies are searching for two men after an armed robbery with gunshots fired at the IHOP at 2525 Washington Road.

Around 9:30 p.m., dispatchers received a call for a suspicious person with a gun in the business.

Deputies said one man stayed at the front of the restaurant while the other demanded money from the cashier and fired a shot into the ceiling. There were about 15 customers inside, but no one was injured.

When the cashier could not get the register open, the men fled. They got into a dark vehicle and headed for The Greens Apartments on Washington.

One is described as about 5 feet, 7 inches and 180 pounds, wearing a black shirt and shorts and a black ski mask and carrying a hand gun. The second was wearing a white tank top and beige cargo shorts.

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germany57 06/23/12 - 05:42 am
Both individules had green to

Both individules had green to a purple skin color. Oh dam I should not have been racial profiling. Any way the cops can go on they had a body , a head, 2 arms and 2 legs. that shouild do it with out offending any race. . Hope them make a clean get away with this kind of information for the police to go on.

greggarn 06/23/12 - 10:17 am
germany57 comment

Lets say they were black, green purple... doesnt really matter at this point since its obvious their faces were covered. So we should immediate ride around and look at all guys dressed the way were wearing ski masks...
When we spot them and I am sure we will, since its so common to see people after a crime still wearing a DAM ski Mask.

Patty-P 06/23/12 - 10:39 am
No surveillance cameras?

No surveillance cameras?

cheapster505 06/23/12 - 11:20 am

are we MALE profiling now? maybe woman behind the mask>?

kiwiinamerica 06/23/12 - 07:01 pm
Right opposite "The National"

"The Greens" apartments again. The site of the murder of the young lady and her unborn child by that deranged creep who also killed the Aiken police officer, a few months back, as well as numerous other crimes. Now it appears to be the refuge of two armed robbers.

Since the Augusta National is in the business of acquiring property, I suggest they acquire these apartments, if they haven't already, evict the trash who live there and then put a bulldozer through the site.

Too bad nobody in the restaurant had a concealed carry or they could have cooled this vermin to room temperature.......with extreme prejudice!

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