Garbage man robbed while working

An Advanced Disposal employee was robbed Friday morning while collecting trash in front of a south Augusta home.

The 51-year-old told Richmond County authorities that a man approached him with a black pistol and demanded his wallet as he collected trash from a residence on the 2400 block of Eagle Drive, near Lumpkin Road, according to a Richmond County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

The robber took the man’s wallet, containing about $300, before he jumped the back fence of the home and fled toward Birdie Drive.

The victim’s co-worker was on the other side of the truck collecting trash and didn’t see the crime occur. The incident happened at about 6:45 a.m.

Officers arrived about five minutes later but were unable to find the suspect.

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