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Man beaten with stick, robbed outside church

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A 51-year-old man was hit in the face and arms with a stick and robbed after being asked to borrow a lighter, a Richmond County Sheriff’s report said.

Around 3 p.m. Saturday, police were called to the 1200 block of Greene Street in reference to a robbery.

The man told deputies he was approached in the Greene Street Presbyterian Chruch parking lot by three men. One of the men asked him for a light and when he reached into his pocket to pull out the lighter, he was struck in the face with a stick, the report said.

As be was being beaten with the stick, one of the men stole two phones, two IDs, $87, and a gold bracelet of off him, the victim said.

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rmwardsr
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rmwardsr 08/04/12 - 09:52 pm
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Were both ID's legal? Sounds

Were both ID's legal? Sounds kind of fishy to have two ID's stolen. And two cell phones? And a gold bracelet? Hmmm.......He sounded like a robbery waiting to happen.

single parent
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single parent 08/04/12 - 11:42 pm
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Military ?

Military and Drivers license maybe? I have three!

seenitB4
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seenitB4 08/05/12 - 03:13 am
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3pm in afternoon

Mid afternoon on Greene St.....daylight & busy street......what has happened to our safe neighborhoods.....areas of work......have we lost ALL.....where is it SAFE anymore??

Riverman1
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Riverman1 08/05/12 - 07:24 am
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Isn't that the big church

Isn't that the big church with the huge organ? It's supposed to be the largest in the state. I've been there. Scary.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 08/05/12 - 08:18 am
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Countyman

well tell you that this is not in the DBD

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 08/05/12 - 08:22 am
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AC

using PC again. I guess we will have to speculate to what race they were. Two Blacks on one White, Two Whites on one Black, All White, All Blacks, your guess is as good as mine.

useful
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useful 08/05/12 - 08:19 am
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And we are told downtown

And we are told downtown Augusta is safe.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 08/05/12 - 10:03 am
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Technically not the CBD or the DBD
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We cannot have The Salvation Army shelter included in the CBD. Major homeless population area everyday. Looking for shade, smokes, companionship and amusement between meals at the various soup kitchens. Then, it is off to find some where to "bed down". Homelessness has a culture of its own. They have an "information system". An Atlas of the best places in America. The major rule is only the strong survive.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 08/05/12 - 10:08 am
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The CBD is loosely located between
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the East End bullets, the Harrisburg bullets and the medical complex. How appropriate. LOL LOL Be prepared to duck and duck quickly. Be familiar with the phrases, Get Down and Give It Up. Both are serious warnings.

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nocnoc 08/05/12 - 11:06 am
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Questions Someone chime in please

Is this the area where there is a Church that helps the needy?

The one we can see the back parking lot of from Huddle house?

The one we see too many people driving up in good cars and SUV's then getting out to getting in line for whatever reasons?

Regarding the 2 ID's:
Without additional details as to what they were, we can only wonder.

But now 2 cell phones, that draws logical conclusions:
1.) the guy is better off than many of us,
2.) holding his partners phone,
3.) or has a side business that needs the extra phone #.
4.) one # for the wife and 1 # for the girlfriend.
5.) figured out a way to get multiple "Obama Phones"

I would love to see a followup story with great details, since Staff reports tend to be NEWS Teasers.

cheapster505
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cheapster505 08/05/12 - 11:41 am
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nocnoc

never happen after the bleed it leads all forgotten the media moves on to the next "Bleeds it leads" story

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steelerbud1 08/05/12 - 11:57 am
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wow...

Hey "RMWARDSR", ever herd of a social security card, georgia state ID, a drivers lic, military ID, or a work id....who cares what kind of ID they were....pathetic...and "NOCNOC"....is it against the law to have a personal phone and a business phone????...wow...what a concept....people who have or you think have money should be robbed and it's ok.....gee....makes me want to go .hhhhhmmmmmmmmm...

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