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Police still seek Family Dollar holdup suspect

Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 8:25 AM
Last updated 8:12 PM
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Police continue to search for a Florida man they suspect of robbing a Central Avenue store with two other men on Thursday.

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Santwain Roberts
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Police said two suspects entered Family Dollar, 1801 Central Ave., around 9:41 a.m. and demanded money at gunpoint. The bandits took an undisclosed amount of cash from the business as well as money and other items from employees and two delivery men.

They fled in a black Chevrolet Caprice driven by a third man.

Police located the vehicle on Battle Row and chased it until it came to a stop at Washington Road and Center West Parkway. All three men ran from the vehicle.

Two suspects, Santwain Ronnie Roberts and Jaron Jermaine Wallace, were captured. Police recovered a gun and money.

Wallace, 23, of Augusta, and Weaver face charges of possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and four counts of armed robbery.

Police identified Roberts, 24, of Augusta, as the getaway driver and have charged him with four counts of armed robbery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, felony fleeing and attempting to elude, reckless driving, hit and run, driving while not licensed and no insurance.

Johnny Weaver, 39, remains on the loose.

Anyone with information on Weaver’s whereabouts can contact the sheriff’s office at (706) 821-1020 or 821-1080.

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seenitB4 10/11/13 - 09:16 am
Another one

What is the attraction of the Family Dollar stores....:(

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Just My Opinion 10/11/13 - 11:36 am
Well, I'd say it was the

Well, I'd say it was the "DOLLAR" in "Family Dollar" that hook'em!

And is it just me, or does this dude look like Kobe Bryant?!?!?

myfather15 10/11/13 - 12:07 pm

I absolutely thought the EXACT same thing; this looks like a dirty, cracked up Kobe Bryant!! Honestly, I was thinking the same thing before I seen your comment. This could be Kobe's crackhead twin!!

tgentry 10/11/13 - 04:51 pm
Family Dollar

The reason they target these Family Dollar and Dollar General stores is because the stores pile so much stuff up front blocking the windows, no one can see them from the street. Anytime I go to a store and they have the main front windows cluttered with merchandise and you can not see anyone in the store from the parking lot, I try to go somewhere else. The safety of the employees and customers are at risk.

rmwhitley 10/13/13 - 05:18 pm
A naacp

card carrying democrat.

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