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Hephzibah man robbed of $250 at his home

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 10:11 PM
Last updated 10:12 PM
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Police are investigating an armed robbery Tuesday in a trailer park in Hephzibah.

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John Palmer, of the 4200 block of James Drive, told authorities he answered his door about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday after a man wearing brown shorts and a white T-shirt asked to use his phone, according to a Richmond County Sheriff’s Office incident report. The man, described as being in his early 20s, then pointed a 9-mm handgun at Palmer’s neck and demanded money. Palmer took $250 from his wallet and pushed the gun away when the robber reached for it, the report said. Palmer twisted the man’s arm behind his back, causing him to drop the gun.

The robber broke free and picked up his gun before running toward the back of the trailer park. He also got away with the money, according to the report.

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soapy_725 07/03/13 - 07:35 am
Every human and some animals have cell phones. No need to

use someone's land line.

nocnoc 07/03/13 - 07:42 am
Wow - A good story

Drive by the Trailer Park at the corner of Travis & Windsor Spring.
The 1st thing you'll note it is not the best MTP in ARC. It even has had a 8ft. inverted Barbwire fence surrounding it.

Either he flashed his money at the corner store and was followed home or we have another situation here.

Very surprised the "9mm" did not go off and shoot him in the leg. ☺

BTW: Wondering if this is the same John Palmer listed on Augusta Crime?

corgimom 07/03/13 - 11:47 am
It's the beginning of the

It's the beginning of the month and the Social Security checks came out.

dichotomy 07/03/13 - 03:27 pm
"Drive by the Trailer Park at

"Drive by the Trailer Park at the corner of Travis & Windsor Spring.
The 1st thing you'll note it is not the best MTP in ARC."

Yep, I notice that area every time I go by......and then I look straight ahead and the next thing I see is countyman's southside pride and joy.....Diamond Lakes.

nocnoc 07/03/13 - 05:26 pm
corgimom - SS Checks

I get my SS Check the 2nd Tues. of every month or before the 14th.

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