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2 gunmen rob Augusta man in home invasion

Friday, Aug 9, 2013 12:04 PM
Last updated 7:32 PM
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A 51-year-old Augusta man said two men kicked open his door, stole $3,500 and made him stay in the attic while they fled.

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According to a police report, the resident was at his home in the 3400 block of Peach Orchard Road when two armed men in dark clothing and gloves kicked opened the door just before midnight Wednesday.

He told authorities one man pistol-whipped him and forced him to the ground while asking him where “the money” was. The report stated that the intruders ransacked his home before going into the attic with the resident to continue to search for money.

After finding thousands of dollars on the resident, the men instructed him to stay in the attic.

The victim later caught up with the suspects’ vehicle and chased it at high speed into Columbia County, where he lost sight of it, the police report stated.

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dichotomy
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dichotomy 08/09/13 - 01:08 pm
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Hmmm, southside.....$3500

Hmmm, southside.....$3500 cash.....criminals knew about "the money".....Hmmm.

Anyway, if I had that much cash in the house I would have been sleeping with mister 40 cal S&W. Headline would have read "Two men killed after home invasion on Peach Orchard Rd".

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nocnoc 08/09/13 - 01:43 pm
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I am amazed he

was about to get out of the attic so quickly, get in his car locate them in the dark, and chase them through multiple Stoplights to Bobby Jones and then into Columbia Co, Without RCSO or CCSD stopping any of them for speeding?

It is just amazing... isn't it?

unapologetik
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unapologetik 08/09/13 - 01:45 pm
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The "Southside" detail is

The "Southside" detail is irrelevant in this case. Someone knew he had that cash and that's who robbed him.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 08/09/13 - 02:08 pm
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BTW: another observation ...

Ever notice the tendency of robbers to rob people of large amount of cash within 24-36 hours after a major Lottery Jackpot drawing?

Or that most cash robberies occur following Big Lottery Nights?

Like that poor women over a year ago, that was knock out for hours in the CVS parking lot and the Thief stole $800 in cash off of her. But left her purse and etc...and scratched off Lottery tickets.

While neither are likely connected, it does seem oddly common it happens with some frequency.

David Parker
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David Parker 08/09/13 - 03:05 pm
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Jez wonderin

Did someone do the little air quotes when "the money" was mentioned?

jmo
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jmo 08/09/13 - 11:20 pm
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It will be.....

interesting when the whole story unfolds.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 08/10/13 - 07:50 am
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Raises A Big Question

The victim later caught up with the suspects’ vehicle and chased it at high speed into Columbia County, where he lost sight of it, the police report stated.

I wonder if the victim gave the names of the 2 robbers to the police?

JRC2024
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JRC2024 08/10/13 - 10:42 am
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He knew them if he knew the

He knew them if he knew the car.

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