Armed robber escapes Gordon Highway gas station with pillowcase full of cash

Monday, July 7, 2014 10:14 PM
Last updated Tuesday, July 8, 2014 12:12 AM
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Deputies say a man held a gas station attendant and one customer at gunpoint Monday, getting away with a red pillow case stuffed with cash.

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About 7 a.m., Richmond County sheriff’s deputies were called to the BP gas station at 2061 Gordon Highway in reference to the armed robbery, according to an incident report.

Upon arrival, deputies spoke with employee Barbara Smith, who said the suspect entered the store brandishing a silver, semi-automatic handgun and demanding money from the register. She obliged and the suspect ordered her to open the store’s safe.

After another victim, Jennifer Robins, entered the store, the suspect ordered her to her knees and threatened to kill her if Smith didn’t open the safe. The suspect racked the slide on his gun, stole $40 from Robins’ wallet and fled the scene. He was last seen entering a green Chrysler 300 on North Leg Road.

He is described as a black male, about 5 feet, 8 inches tall and about 145 pounds. The suspect was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, plaid shorts, black gloves and a camouflage neoprene mask.

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just an opinion
just an opinion 07/07/14 - 10:40 pm
Is it racist...

to be suspicious of a person wearing a hoody sweatshirt during the middle of summer?

pgapeach2 07/08/14 - 07:03 am
Is it racist

No, I don't think its racist to wonder about a person wearing a hoody in this heat. I wonder about them myself when I see it.

corgimom 07/08/14 - 09:02 am
I wonder too.

I wonder too.

Riverman1 07/08/14 - 09:14 am
I Knew An Owner Who Did This

There was this guy who ran a little private convenience store on Fury's Ferry Rd that no longer exists. He had a back room he hung out in often with a one way mirror. It also had a cot. He kept a shotgun and who knows what else there ready to go. Sometimes he would leave the door open so customers could see what was in there with the shotgun visible. When the door was closed you never knew if he was there or not. I could imagine a robber in the store and suddenly the owner firing a shotgun blast right through the mirror.

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