Augusta woman reports armed robbery at Skinner Mill Road home

 

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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