Augusta couple robbed at gunpoint

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is looking for two men who they say robbed and Augusta couple at gunpoint late Friday.

According to an incident report, Santonio Ray, 31, and his girlfriend, Jennifer Johnson, 30, were at their Lumpkin Road home when two unknown black men knocked on the front door.

One of the suspects asked to buy marijuana from Ray, but Ray told him that he doesn’t sell the drug. The suspect then pulled out what appeared to be a .380-caliber semi-automatic hand gun and pointed it at Ray’s chest, ordering him to get down on the floor.

One suspect pistol-whipped Ray, causing a 2-inch laceration on the top of his head, according to the report. Ray’s injuries will require stitches.

The men ransacked the house while asking for money several times, the report said, and one of the men forced Johnson into a bathroom with a blanket over her head. They then stole about $200 from her purse.

Ray chased the suspects as they left the scene, later watching them leave the neighborhood in a gold 1990s-model Cadillac. The suspects were last seen fleeing toward Arcadia Drive.

Both suspects are estimated to be between the ages of 25 and 30, about 6 feet tall and weigh about 170. Both wore black hooded sweatshirts and black pants. One man is described as having a full beard and a bald head. The other suspect has no facial hair and a short haircut.

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