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1 caught, 1 sought in Friday robbery

Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 2:16 PM
Last updated 9:41 PM
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One man is in custody and another is being sought after a 20-year-old was attacked and robbed Friday night on Ellis Street in Augusta.


A Grove­town woman had parked her vehicle in the 800 block about 11:30 p.m. when a man demanded her money, Richmond County sheriff’s Lt. Calvin Chew said. The man hit her with a gun, then fled with her purse and a bookbag.

Witnesses told deputies that the man got away in a 2000 Ford Taurus driven by another man.

Public safety officers at Georgia Regents University spotted the car in the 1300 block of 12th Street and pulled it over.

The robber ran away, dropping the victim’s belongings as he fled.

The driver, Jose Anto­nio Ra­mos, 37, of Fox Trace, was booked into the Rich­mond Coun­ty jail on charges of armed robbery, driving under the influence, no headlights, reckless driving and fleeing or attempting to elude officers.

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dichotomy 01/14/13 - 03:08 pm
Let's get this over with

Let's get this over with early. Catch the other one and then give them both the death sentence. Let's just skip the next 10 or 12 robberies, the probations and paroles, and the inevitable murder. Just send them to death row now and clear our calendar for the next ones.

oldfella 01/14/13 - 07:26 pm
Getting it over with idea.....

I like the way you think dichotomy! But the legal system can't make any money off of nipping violent crime in the bud. That's why they wring their hands whenever some dead-ender runs into the wrong victim and eats a bullet. Sure, us taxpayers make out like a bandit, but we take food out of the mouths of lawyers, judges, prison staff, police, etc. when a criminal wins the pine box derby too early in their career!

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