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Robber steals fare for bus ticket

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A robber snatched an Au­gusta man’s $200 bus fare from the counter at a bus station around 3 p.m. Sunday, according to an incident report.



John W. O’Bryant was trying to buy a ticket to Detroit at Southeastern Stages, 1128 Greene St., when the man, wearing a black hoodie and tan pants, grabbed the cash and fled. He was last seen running east on Telfair Street, a Richmond County sheriff’s report said.

A security camera was inoperable, and the bus company provided O’Bryant a replacement bus ticket, the report said.

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junkyardpig
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junkyardpig 12/25/12 - 06:49 am
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if it was me, the hoodie

if it was me, the hoodie bandit would not be running he would be dead. time to stop these thugs on the spot

grinder48
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grinder48 12/25/12 - 07:01 am
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Bus Company Did The Right Thing
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to provide a ticket ... but wonder if they might be fund negligent for not providing adequate security for its passengers?

Riverman1
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Riverman1 12/25/12 - 07:28 am
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Once the money was laid on

Once the money was laid on the counter, it belonged to Southeastern Stages. Please, just don't interview those in the station waiting on a bus.

boodroe
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boodroe 12/25/12 - 09:36 am
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Wow expensive ticket

It costs 200 dollars to take a bus to Detroit that seems very expensive to me

oneofthesane
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oneofthesane 12/26/12 - 04:39 pm
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surprised
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honestly was surprised to read the bus station replaced his ticket. Good Customer Service. Bus tickets these days are 90% of the time more expensive than plane tickets to the same destinations. Been that way for at least 4 years. Don't know why for sure, but could think of a few reasons.

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