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Thief snatches $100 bill from customer

Saturday, July 12, 2014 11:57 PM
Last updated Sunday, July 13, 2014 12:13 AM
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An Augusta man is short $100 after a robber snatched the money from his hand as he paid for coffee Saturday morning.

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According to a Richmond Coun­ty sheriff’s report, George Owens, 54, said he entered Circle K at 1739 Walton Way about 8:20 a.m. to buy his daily cup of coffee.

When he pulled out a $100 bill to pay for the brew, a man grabbed the bill and tried to flee but was caught by Owens. The man broke free after a brief struggle in which Owens tore the man’s red T-shirt off.

The black male, described as between 25 and 30, about 6 feet tall and about 150 pounds, was last seen running north on Crawford Avenue. He was in a white tank top, blue jeans and black shoes. He had low-cut hair and a goatee.

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geecheeriverman
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geecheeriverman 07/13/14 - 05:29 am
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$100.00

It seems strange to use a hundred dollar bill to purchase a $1.29 cup of coffee. Most fast food restaurants will not accept anything over $20.00 bill. Wonder where the victim lived.

iaaffg
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iaaffg 07/13/14 - 05:51 am
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that 100 bucks is gone, on

that 100 bucks is gone, on either something to put up his nose or a gun so he can go do some real damage. and yeah, a little weird to be pulling out 100 dollar bills to pay for a cup of joe at the local corner store, but some people roll that way. i bet he starts making his coffee at home now.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 07/13/14 - 06:15 am
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$100 bill

I see--I want--I take....

Are they learning that in school now??

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 07/13/14 - 06:40 am
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Extrapolate

I sometimes carry large bills, but I would never use one to pay for a cup of coffee (daily, as it says in paragraph 2).

The location of this snatching is at the edge of Harrisburg. Ms. Lori Davis (who should have won the election for mayor four years ago) tells us that there is a lot of drug trafficking in Harrisburg, and I believe Lori. The $100 dollar bill is the bill of choice for drug dealers.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 07/13/14 - 07:06 am
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The $100 bill for coffee

Well Mr. George Owens, 54, and his $100 Bill morning visits to Circle K likely have ended. Now that every theft in town knows.

Regarding $100 being the choice of Drug Dealer .
Maybe at the Dealer-Supplier level.
Because druggies typically carry 5's and 10's and to buy.

BTW:
Want to get an idea how bad drugs are in each community of town?
Test a $1000 worth of 5's, 10's and 20's in each section of town.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contaminated_currency

Airman
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Airman 07/13/14 - 07:12 am
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$100 bill

There are plenty of Circle K type stores that keep large sums of cash in the drawer to pay out lottery wins. They are not very wise. I know in this day and time $100 bill is used commonly, but now every thug and his sister will be hitting up these stores know they accept $100's.

cush1944
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cush1944 07/13/14 - 07:57 am
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"Are they learning that in

"Are they learning that in school now??"
This is more results of the department of Ed. and about 50 years of the Great Society, thanks democrats.

happychimer
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happychimer 07/13/14 - 01:34 pm
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I see nothing strange about

I see nothing strange about paying with a 100 dollar bill. I don't carry cash, but I know a few who do. Maybe that customer needed change for a 100 dollar bill. Not everyone uses plastic these days.

Darby
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Darby 07/13/14 - 04:55 pm
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"Wonder where the victim lived."

Is that really important?

corgimom
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corgimom 07/13/14 - 05:36 pm
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nocnoc, they sell in

nocnoc, they sell in increments of $5's and $10's and $20's, but they change them into 100's.

It's more impressive, when they post their gangster pictures on FB.

And carrying around a big wad of money in your pocket, where it shows, is a good way to get robbed, or noticed by the police. It's too obvious.

AutumnLeaves
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AutumnLeaves 07/13/14 - 05:47 pm
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Just say "short haircut" if

Just say "short haircut" if that is what you mean by "low cut hair". Low cut hair is a phrase that just doesn't make sense. Only the fourth time I've read it, I believe, and I've only heard one person say it on the news in all my life. I've never heard that description other than that, or read it anywhere but here. Is that a way of description unique to Augusta and/or the CSRA?

Dixieman
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Dixieman 07/13/14 - 06:27 pm
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I would not have chased him

as $100 is not worth my life and this kind of scum often is armed.

Darby
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Darby 07/14/14 - 12:06 am
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"I would not have chased him

as $100 is not worth my life and this kind of scum often is armed."

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I MIGHT not have chased him. But this POTENTIAL VICTIM is ALWAYS armed. Still, I'm not gonna shoot some petty thief over money.

grinder48
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grinder48 07/14/14 - 08:50 am
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Video
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Surely this store has surveillance video, right? With the description they already have and some video, LE should be able to catch this thug. I'll bet he's a neighbohood regular.

grinder48
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grinder48 07/14/14 - 08:52 am
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Downward Spiral
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I ride by that store every day and when I need something I just keep on riding. Sadly, Walton Way from Milledge Road to 15th Street is in a downward spiral. Bon Air Section 8 and scum in Harrisburg are the main culprits ...

deestafford
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deestafford 07/14/14 - 07:07 pm
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I'd shot him...

I'd shot him if that had happened to me. Thugs should not be allowed to terrorize people and take hard earned money from them. I carry and am not afraid to use it to protect myself, my family, or my property.
If a thug tries to rob or assault someone he should get what he deserves.

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