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Augusta woman reports armed robbery at Skinner Mill Road home

Sunday, July 27, 2014 6:58 PM
Last updated 8:57 PM
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Deputies say a man robbed an Augusta woman at gunpoint Friday, stealing cash and more than $2,100 worth of jewelry from her home.

About 2:30 p.m., Denise Mines, 35, had just returned home on Skinner Mill Road when she heard a knock on her door, according to a Richmond County Sheriff’s Office incident report. Expecting her sister, Mines opened the door and was greeted by a white man brandishing a black handgun.

Mines pressed the panic button on her alarm system, and as the suspect entered her home, he demanded that she hand over her rings and an envelope in her hand containing $1,500.

According to the report, the suspect forced Mines into her bedroom to retrieve her jewelry. He then ordered Mines to stay in the bedroom as he fled the scene.

The suspect is about 6 feet tall and weighs about 150 pounds. He has brown hair with blonde tips, and was last seen wearing a yellow polo shirt, black pants and a silver hoop earring in his right ear.

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Gage Creed
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Gage Creed 07/27/14 - 07:51 pm
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Pond Draining....

Smells like carp...

showboat
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showboat 07/27/14 - 08:11 pm
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when she hit the panic
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when she hit the panic button, what happen!!!! this dosen't pass the smell test!!!

flipa1
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flipa1 07/27/14 - 08:52 pm
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If you know anything about

If you know anything about this crime please call the RCSO, Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS, or TEXT/EMAIL your tips to TIPS@AugustaCrimeStoppers.org. Where you remain anonymous and un-robbed...

hoptoad
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hoptoad 07/27/14 - 09:55 pm
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How did he know she had an

How did he know she had an envelope with $1,500 in it and what in the world was she doing carrying that much cash? If she was going to purchase something and couldn't use a check how about a credit card or a certified check or a money order.

She answered the door with an envelope containing that much money in her hand?

It does sound a little fishy.

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nocnoc 07/28/14 - 04:17 am
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I can't if it stinks having carried that much around

to pay things at guns shows with cash for the best price.

BTW:
isn't rent due this week at the apartments

seenitB4
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seenitB4 07/28/14 - 04:40 am
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Some women are followed home

From banks, from grocery stores & etc...he knew she had the money..

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leebraxjr 07/28/14 - 06:32 am
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Sorry for the loss

Sorry for your loss, but what happened to the sister?

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corgimom 07/28/14 - 06:37 am
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Yeah, her sister. Uh huh.

Yeah, her sister. Uh huh.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 07/28/14 - 07:25 am
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My Feelings Diminished

when I got to this point......

he demanded that she hand over her rings and an envelope in her hand containing $1,500.

Marinerman1
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Marinerman1 07/28/14 - 11:11 am
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Had Heard Earlier That She Was Elderly

Well, thirty-five is not elderly. Now I have a whole different feeling about this story.

hoptoad
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hoptoad 07/28/14 - 08:22 am
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Could be she just received

Could be she just received and cashed her welfare check. But what is she doing with $2,100 dollars worth of jewelry and able to afford an alarm system if she's getting government funds.

Women do need to be careful when they are accessing ATMs, cashing checks or wearing expensive jewelry. Make sure when leaving businesses/banks that there is not a vehicle following you. If so, drive into a police annex or take some round about routes. Everyone should be vigilant and that means staying off the phone, and not texting while driving.

There are still some unanswered questions about this particular lady though.

whyme
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whyme 07/28/14 - 08:23 am
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fairness?

Not surprised that the folks posting on here made the inferences that they did based on the information given. I guess the article would not generate much comment if it was known to be absolutely as the article said it was.
In addition, we are always pointing out the race of the perpetrator and usually when he or she is of a race other than white, and it is not mentioned, like here, when the person is likely to be Caucasian. Need to be consistent and share all descriptive info.

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jimmymac 07/28/14 - 10:35 am
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WHYME
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Nice of you to throw in the race card. I do think a better description is in order however.

gaflyboy
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gaflyboy 07/28/14 - 12:45 pm
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There's a whole lotta

speculation and accusation goin' on. Guess a lot of people know more about this than was reported.

hoptoad
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hoptoad 07/28/14 - 04:03 pm
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Whyme must be psychic. No

Whyme must be psychic. No one stated or inferred anything about the race of this woman. Plenty of Hispanics and whites receive welfare, get mixed up with criminals - dope dealers and pimps. And no one said she was actually doing anything criminal, just that this sounds like it bears further clarification.

Many times it turns out the victim knows the perp.

It states it was a "white male" who robbed her, but never said what her race is since as a victim of a crime, that is irrelevant.

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butterflygina 07/29/14 - 10:59 am
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I'm with you seenitb4. She

I'm with you seenitb4. She may have been followed from the bank or somewhere cashing a check. Seems like she had just stepped inside and he had hurried up to catch up to her.

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