Augusta woman stops would-be car thief

Sunday, July 7, 2013 5:08 PM
Last updated Monday, July 8, 2013 10:52 AM
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An Augusta woman opened her apartment door Sunday morning to find a man trying to steal her car and later tried to track him down.

Sharita Cannon told the Rich­mond County Sheriff’s Office that she confronted the man as he tried to steal her 1997 Honda Accord from The Creeks apartment complex on Belmont Avenue around 3:30 a.m., a police report said.

Cannon said the man told her and her boyfriend to “get back” when they approached. She said her boyfriend saw the man get into a Chrysler PT Cruiser that left with a black Honda Civic and recorded the license numbers. When deputies ran the numbers, they didn’t match the vehicles.

Cannon said she recalled seeing the Chrysler at Cedar Grove Apartments on West Richmond Hill Road, the report said. When she and her boyfriend went there, Can­non said, she saw the Chrys­ler and the Honda exiting. They tried to follow the cars while on the phone with the sheriff’s office but lost sight of the vehicles around 15th Street.

Deputies responded to two other attempted vehicle thefts nearby Sunday, one in the 500 block of West Rich­mond Hill Road and the other in the 2400 block of Aca­pulco Drive. The cases are not said to be related at this time.

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corgimom
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corgimom 07/07/13 - 09:12 pm
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And the decline of South

And the decline of South Augusta continues...

belle
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belle 07/08/13 - 06:25 am
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Please hire a fifth grader!
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You need SOMEONE capable of basic editing! "When her and her boyfriend..." Arrrggghhh!

soapy_725
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soapy_725 07/08/13 - 06:54 am
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1986, CedarWoods Apt, car stolen 50 ft from RCSO crusier
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1986, CedarWoods Apt, car stolen 50 ft from RCSO crusier

Riverrunner30909
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Riverrunner30909 07/08/13 - 07:17 am
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Stopping a Thief.
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I believe in stopping them also and stopped two in my life. I have the decided if I need to stop one again I will stop him/her DEAD in their tracks.

Marinerman1
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Marinerman1 07/08/13 - 09:46 am
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Is This Right ??

"When her and her boyfriend went there" ?? Shouldn't it be "she" ? I only say this because my wife would bust my chops if I said it... I'm just joking..

Sean Moores
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Sean Moores 07/08/13 - 11:13 am
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Thanks Marinerman

It's fixed now.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 07/08/13 - 11:58 am
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Bait car might help.

Bait car might help.

Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 07/08/13 - 01:12 pm
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It would take dozens of them, Riverman

Bait cars that is, to make a dent in the criminal population in South Augusta. It's the law of unintended consequences regarding Section 8 implementation.

Personally, I believe they should have opened up West Lake and Conifer Place for Section Ate-rs. Talk about a target rich environment.

Frank I
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Frank I 07/08/13 - 02:51 pm
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again..

Honda Accords and Civics.. common cars, relatively easy unauthorized access.. once stolen it's difficult to recognize as *THE* car that was stolen..

AutumnLeaves
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AutumnLeaves 07/08/13 - 04:23 pm
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Good grief, corgimom, are you

Good grief, corgimom, are you okay? I'm wondering why you are so persistently negative and divisive lately? You know there is no place such as South Augusta. You should know that, didn't you use to live on the south side of Augusta? Who are you to predict that the area you mean is condemned to decline forever? I live here; I haven't given up. Do you still live here?

countyman
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countyman 07/08/13 - 04:29 pm
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Growth in South Augusta

The Starbucks plant, Rockwood facility, Walmart remodeling on Deans Bridge, Walgreens/3 acre development at Windsor Spring/Tobacco, Hampton Inn hotel on Gordon Hwy, etc is moving along in South Augusta.

AutumnLeaves
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AutumnLeaves 07/08/13 - 04:29 pm
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Belmont Avenue is between

Belmont Avenue is between Gordon Hwy, Milledgeville Road and Wheeless Road, it is just inside the boundary that most consider the south side of Augusta. That portion has BEEN rough for years, can't really particularly be considered a decline but the status quo.

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Gage Creed 07/08/13 - 08:19 pm
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If South Augusta had these,

If South Augusta had these, Augusta could be the fastest rising city in the Southeast….
1. Five Guys
2. Cookout
3. Walmart
4. Title Pawn
5. Liquor Store
6. Discount Cigarette Outlet
7. Convenience Store
8. Cell Phone Store
9. Hotel
10. Used Tire Super Center

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