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Convenience store cashier chases robber through downtown

Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012 9:41 PM
Last updated 10:41 PM
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A Pantry Inc. cashier chased a man through downtown Augusta about 11 p.m. Wednesday after the suspect robbed the employee at knife point, and stole several telephones and money.

The cashier told police the man demanded his cellphone, the store’s cordless phone and an undisclosed amount of cash even after the cashier told the suspect “it’s not worth it,” according to a Richmond County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

The cashier ran after the man on Broad Street and caught up with him on 13th Street. The suspect threw the cashier’s cellphone on the ground, smashing the screen.

The suspect ran across the 13th Street bridge into South Carolina, according to the report.

The district manager for the store on 1494 Jones St., arrived later and provided video surveillance to the deputy.

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TrulyWorried
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TrulyWorried 09/06/12 - 09:51 pm
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Robbery

Hopefully vidoe will be available soon and the villain will be known.
Kudos to that clerk - takes a lot to take on that attempt of catching such a jerk. Well he did catch him - but he got away! Hope they get him soon!

kiwiinamerica
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kiwiinamerica 09/06/12 - 10:22 pm
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The cops in North Augusta
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The cops in North Augusta couldn't catch a cold.

He's home free.

jmo
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jmo 09/07/12 - 02:14 am
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Too bad

Too bad the clerk wasn't carrying something that would reach out and "touch" the thief.

OpenCurtain
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OpenCurtain 09/07/12 - 06:57 am
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Good story

1st of all to the reporter. Thank you for an interesting story. Maybe the AC will allow you to do a 1 on 1 followup interview with the clerk?.

To the Thief.
By crossing into SC to avoid arrest, you are now looking at Federal time. IF caught and IF convicted. But don't worry, be happy. You will be well taken care of: Free medical care, 3 meals, snacks, cable TV, HVAC control living area, matching team clothing. This crime and the Federal charges call for15 years, so you'll be out in 3 to 5. But in that 3 to 5 years you can get a GED, years of free college and likely some advance criminal training. Oh and don't forget, more sex than you ever wanted. Think of it as Premium Obama Care ;-)

BTW: I wonder if a Cell Phone company might step in and replace the broken Cell phone for free?

General question:
We live in a electronic age. So why can't pictures and the initial police reports be made available via a RCSO website?

soapy_725
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soapy_725 09/07/12 - 08:45 am
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Don't forget free dental and
Unpublished

multiple kiosks for shopping. All of the drugs you can use. Tattoos out the yeng yang.

pommom38
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pommom38 09/07/12 - 08:50 am
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Another

possible vigilante on the loose..
So you were robbed, wasn't your store. Thief ran away, you chase after the armed man. Yea, real smart! You're very lucky you weren't killed or seriously injured by trying to catch him.

OpenCurtain
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OpenCurtain 09/07/12 - 09:21 am
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VIGILANTE

VIGILANTE
a person who suppresses crime summarily, when the processes of law are viewed or proved as unjust and/or inadequate.

Its Sounds OK to me.
Since LEO's can't be everywhere at once
As long as no laws are broken in the process. Remember unlike some more liberal leaning states, GA. Laws clearly allows for a Citizen to detain and arrest of criminals, until the LEO's can arrive.

David Parker
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David Parker 09/07/12 - 10:18 am
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@ POM

"The cashier told police the man demanded his cellphone"

The clerk had every right to protect his property using extreme prejudice.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 09/07/12 - 12:06 pm
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IF

I was the cashier, I would be carrying more than a cellphone and I sure would not have to chase him.
Maybe I would have to step over him.

Gage Creed
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Gage Creed 09/07/12 - 08:53 pm
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Never....Ever....Bring a

Never....Ever....Bring a knife to a gun fight. Vigilante enough?

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