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Man knocked unconscious, robbed outside lounge

Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 7:02 PM
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An Augusta man says he was robbed early Saturday after he was knocked unconscious in the parking lot of Blue Top Lounge.

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Stephen Allen, 40, said he was walking to his car, which was parked at the lounge at 1241 Steiner Ave., when he was approached from behind by four black males, according to Richmond County police report.

When Allen turned to face the men, one struck him above the right eye with the butt of an assault rifle, knocking him out. The men then stole $116 from Allen, according to the report.

After regaining consciousness, Allen said, he drove to his girlfriend’s house, who took him to Trinity Hospital.

Police say Allen’s left eye was swollen shut and that he suffered a laceration above his right eye. His bottom lip was swollen with abrasions.

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JRC2024 12/22/13 - 09:53 am
They will do it again. Wear

They will do it again. Wear something flashy and lay a trap for them then lay them out.

nocnoc 12/22/13 - 11:27 am
Come on now

What group of fool carries a Assault Rifle around at night to MUG someone?

Talk about being HIGH PROFILE.
Any police officer seeing anyone White or Black carrying an assault weapon would stop them in a heart beat to ask questions.

Beside he would have a Short Term Memory transfer issues at play here even if were true.

So I don't buy this story.
At best I think he got his tail kicked in the parking lot and con-cocked a story. An more than likely there is another reason there is $$$ missing.

corgimom 12/22/13 - 12:16 pm
I believe this story, there

I believe this story, there is no reason for the man to lie. And not everybody that gets knocked out loses their memory.

Why would anybody think that the police would be there at the time and see the assault rifle? Do you think, NN, that they parade it around, or do you think that maybe, just maybe, they carry it concealed under a jacket?

unapologetik 12/22/13 - 12:49 pm
nocnoc why would you not

nocnoc why would you not believe this story? That lounge doesn't have what can be called a "parking lot". People have to park on the side of the road. Yes it's in a known drug and prostitution area, but not everyone who is in that area is in pursuit of drugs or a prostitute. He was just a patron of a small lounge that left and became a victim. That area is just ripe with opportunistic criminals. Many do walk around with heavy fire-power hidden in jackets and sweat pants and there are plenty of cuts and alleys in which they camp out waiting on unsuspecting people. Not everyone in a bad area is a bad person

nocnoc 12/22/13 - 04:16 pm
I'll go with the hairs on the back of my neck

and 30 year exp. in this case.

Assault rifles are general 30+ 34 inches long weighting around 5+ pounds Without AMMO and about 9-10 inches in width and 4 inches wide.

I just tested my Spec-Ops Model with stock extended under my arm to see, and did some measurements.

Assuming it was a normal AR, a person with such a weapon hidden stuck under his arm pit and have it covered by a jacket to his knees. That person would be about 6'6+ to hide it. Remember wearing a jacket to his knees.

It is possible to awkwardly carry it this way, but not walk smooth or to whip it out and hit some in the face with butt end 1st. Maybe the Robbers were dress like the Actors in The Matrix with long trench coats?

However IF it had a collapsible stock to allow it to fit inside some one less than 6'6" tall in a knee length coat, or say was a smaller pistol version and NOT a Rifle version, I still don't see it being used for a butt end ramming device.

At the most the assuming a real robbery, victim is likely mistaken about the device used.

So we'll have to disagree on this one.

jmo 12/22/13 - 07:18 pm
Let's all go to.....


mdb67 12/22/13 - 07:27 pm
Note to self....

Do not hang out at the Blue Top Lounge....that is all!

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