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Suspect identified in robbery of Augusta Metro Federal Credit Union

Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 6:02 PM
Last updated Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013 12:15 AM
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Police are looking for a man who held up a local credit union at gunpoint Friday, leaving with an undisclosed amount of cash.

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Brendan Allen Gray Jr., 24, is wanted for armed robbery and possesssion of a firearm during the commission of a crime in connection with the incident at Augusta Metro Federal Credit Union, according to a statement from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.

About 4:04 p.m., Richmond County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the Augusta Metro Federal Credit Union at 4306 Mike Padgett Highway, where Gray entered the building, brandished a handgun and demanded cash, according to a statement from the sheriff’s office.

After collecting money, he fled the scene in a blue Dodge pickup truck. He was last seen heading south on Mike Padgett Highway.

Police say that Gray is currently on bond for a previous armed robbery at the GNC nutrition store on Bobby Jones Expressway in January.

Gray is known to drive a gray 2007 Ford Mustang, and has ties in Tennessee and the Warner Robbins area.

Anyone with information on Gray is asked to contact the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division at (706) 821-1020 or Richmond County dispatch at (706) 821-1080.

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soapy_725
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soapy_725 09/27/13 - 06:05 pm
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Money for the weekend. He needed. They had. Socialism.
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Money for the weekend. He needed. They had. Socialism.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 09/27/13 - 06:45 pm
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This despite having upgraded security

over the year since the last holdup.

Security Cameras, locking lobby foyer entrance and a few other items I won't mention.

Heck they had it set up for buzz in access.
Someone did not follow security, or it was relaxed for the customers.

Pops
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Pops 09/27/13 - 08:26 pm
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He was wearing a hoodie I'll bet

Gotta let them them go under all circumstances......

nocnoc
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nocnoc 09/27/13 - 07:25 pm
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They had a sign up that said,

Remove ball caps, sunglasses and etc.. to enter.

InChristLove
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InChristLove 09/27/13 - 07:55 pm
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This keeps up they'll close

This keeps up they'll close the branch and most workers at IP use this branch for business. I thought they had an officer stationed at this location?

dwb619
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dwb619 09/27/13 - 09:45 pm
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check cashing

In the forty years I was in construction, I never cashed a paycheck at any place other than deposit at my bank.
However, I knew of two businesses that cashed checks on paydays. Both ran well into the six figure range. One was a curb market just outside Plant Vogtle, and the other was a little joint in Jackson.
Neither was ever robbed on payday when the big bucks were present. Common denominator was, the Vogtle operation had the cash in a small room on the outside wall, with a SHOTGUN carrying guard inside. Jackson had a sharpshooter across the road in an old fire tower, and everyone knew about it.
May be time for the banks to start with the same type of security.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 09/28/13 - 07:13 am
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Even More Dangerous Now

This guy is even more dangerous now that he's on the run. He already had a propensity for armed robbery and now he's desperate. It won't end pretty.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 09/28/13 - 07:32 am
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Let me put a face with the name

From a previous run in.
Jan 2013, Martinez Robbery at GNC, where he also assaulted the clerk. (was his female accomplice ever arrested?)

http://mugshots.com/US-Counties/Georgia/Augusta-Richmond-County-GA/Brend...

Why is he out on Bond, given the Armed and physical attack and all?

curly123053
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curly123053 09/28/13 - 08:10 am
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Lack of Justice!

I agree with the previous poster. This man should have NEVER been allowed to post bond, but in Richmond and Aiken Counties these repeat felons keep getting the door key out. It's time for banks and other businesses to start keeping armed guards visible unside the premises. Who remembers the days when the Bilo stores had the armed guard sitting next to a shotgun looking over the checkouts? Are we at that point now?

GuyGene
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GuyGene 09/28/13 - 09:13 am
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Yep,

guard armed with a very visible shotgun would work!

Patriot
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Patriot 09/28/13 - 09:14 am
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Citizen Intervention

Gray rolled the dice, betting there were no customers in the bank armed with a concealed weapon. The perpetrator could have been put to sleep just as easily as he was handed the cash. Thankfully, Gray didn't hurt anyone. Just anther felon with a handgun.

Radwaste
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Radwaste 09/30/13 - 06:28 pm
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Just another felon with a handgun?

This is exactly the sort of thing gun-control advocates use against gun owners. After FAILING to prosecute the felon for his gun use, he is released to demonstrate why no one should have a gun.

Yes, that is twisted.

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