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Ex-employee charged with taking batteries at Augusta dealership

Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 11:32 AM
Last updated 6:54 PM
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A former car dealership employee has been arrested, police say, after being caught on video stealing from the dealership.

Mark Andrew Lewis  SPECIAL
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Mark Andrew Lewis

According to a news release, investigators were called to Kia of Augusta, 1770 Gordon Highway, for the theft of vehicle batteries.

After reviewing surveillance video, investigators saw a man drive a red, convertible Mercedes Benz onto the lot around 2:45 p.m. Sept. 23, break into seven automobiles and remove the batteries.

The suspect was identified as Mark Andrew Lewis, a former employee of the business. Lewis, of the 1800 block of Tubman Home Road, was booked into the Richmond County jail on five counts of entering an automobile to commit a theft.

Investigator Kendall Brown said the video cannot be released because of the ongoing investigation.

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Sweet son
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Sweet son 10/02/12 - 12:10 pm
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Incredible!

Stealing batteries worth maybe $20 each at salvage and driving them away in a Mercedes. Must have needed gas money!

my.voice
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my.voice 10/02/12 - 12:11 pm
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Mercedes........**ITS WHAT

Mercedes........**ITS WHAT MOVES YOU**.....(to steal)

dichotomy
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dichotomy 10/02/12 - 12:17 pm
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What was the comment from the

What was the comment from the "stealing cigarettes" article?

"Just another person stealing to feed their addiction". Maybe this guy is addicted to battery acid.

Not everyone who steals is an addict, supporting an addiction, or because they are hungry. Some just steal because they a low down lazy thieving scumbags......as would be this guy in a Mercedes stealing batteries.

mc
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mc 10/02/12 - 01:58 pm
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Its been a long time since I

Its been a long time since I was in school. Math sure has change. I always thought 7 equals 7. Not 7 equals 5. New math!!!!!!

soapy_725
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soapy_725 10/02/12 - 04:51 pm
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The surveilance probably showed only five
Unpublished

of the seven break ins. Two were assumed. You have to have "rock solid, slam dunk evidence" to go to court in the CSRA.

Ruckus
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Ruckus 10/03/12 - 03:59 am
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Surveillance video

This guy lives on tubman home rd and drives a mercedes. Maybe he needed money to pay his car note...SMH I guess next he'll say "I was going to bring the batterys back or that was'nt me". LOL

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Tullie 10/03/12 - 12:15 pm
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mc said:

Its been a long time since I was in school. Math sure has change. I always thought 7 equals 7. Not 7 equals 5. New math!!!!!!

Maybe he only had five batteries? I don't know or maybe the writer of the article typed wrong. Maybe they are charging him for five and not all seven for some weird reason....

kiwiinamerica
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kiwiinamerica 10/03/12 - 04:21 pm
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Former employee.....
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Key phrase.

One possibility you guys haven't mentioned.......a vendetta against his former employer.

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