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Woman, 69, tied to chair in failed robbery

Monday, Oct. 1, 2012 11:46 PM
Last updated Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 12:28 AM
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A 69-year-old woman was tied to a chair while two men ransacked her office Monday, but after the robbers left, she was able to hop to a window and see their getaway car, according to a Richmond County Sheriff’s incident report.

Just before 1 p.m. Tuesday, police were called to Bransford Townhomes at 2933 Henry St., where an employee, Cornelia Verdery, told them two men had walked into the office and demanded cash.

When Verdery said she did not have any, one of the men took a gun out of his waistband and pointed it at her. She repeated she did not have any cash and the men sat her in a chair and taped her legs, arms and mouth. They ransacked the office before leaving.

Verdery said she was able to hop to the window and saw them leave in a small white car headed south toward Bransford Road, according to the report.

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Dixieman
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Dixieman 10/02/12 - 10:11 am
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Good for her!!

I like her guts and courage!! And she displayed exemplary grace and calmness under pressure. Catch these guys...

belle
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belle 10/02/12 - 06:41 am
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hmmmm
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Something feels wrong ... They had a gun but tied her up? In a management office?

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 10/02/12 - 08:23 am
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Willie Sutton

These two robbers never learned to read. They never had the chance to learn the wisdom of Willie Sutton regarding where the money is.

Gage Creed
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Gage Creed 10/02/12 - 06:57 pm
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hmmm...the counter says 3

hmmm...the counter says 3 comments but only 2 are viewable....somebody got sent home without a prize.

Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 10/02/12 - 09:14 pm
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Stupid losers

Probably trying to rob the people in their own neighborhood. Too bad she didn't get a tag number, if she didn't.

bumblebeerose
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bumblebeerose 10/03/12 - 12:06 am
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Well they deserve to go to

Well they deserve to go to jail for that if they ever get caught. I wonder how the new Sherriff would handle this one. Jail or Social Work?

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