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Man sought in robbery of Augusta convenience store

Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013 6:02 PM
Last updated 8:02 PM
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Police are seeking a man accused of robbing the DLS convenience store at 3735 Mike Padgett Highway late Friday, leaving with an undisclosed amount of cash.

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About midnight, Richmond County sheriff’s deputies were called to the convenience store, where employee Johnnie Finey said a black man entered the store and demanded money from the register, according to an incident report.

Finey told police the suspect had one hand under his shirt, but couldn’t tell whether he had a gun. Finely took cash from the register, put it in a bag and pushed it toward the suspect, who then fled toward Old Waynesboro Road.

The suspect is described as being about 5 feet, 9 inches tall, slim and in his 20s. He was wearing a black shirt, blue jeans, a brown baseball cap and sun glasses.

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nocnoc 11/24/13 - 10:24 am
Actually dichotomy - 2 nights ago at Pine Hill

I was purchasing my lottery check and the employees and I noticed a person of similar description, loitering around inside the store.

It looked like he was waiting for everyone to leave before he came to the counter. The cashiers had their eye on him even before I warned them. I just went outside to my SUV parked by the front door, rolled down the passenger side window and opened the glove box and waited.

After a few more minutes passed, he came to the counter, started looking around to see if anyone was around him.

He purchased some thing and left, I could see the store looked relieved that was all it was. It looked like he walked off down the street a little and got in a car.

I came back in and asked the employee if she was all right.
She said he was likely embarrassed about purchasing his condoms.

I asked:

WHY, were they extra small?

We laugh for a few minutes, but it was clear he wasn't there for that reason.

The employees indicated they had never seen the guy before either.

BTW: Mr. Chang was given a few new IP66 4mm F1.2 rated security cameras Saturday night.

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