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Lucy C. Laney athletic facility is vandalized

Someone vandalized the athletic facility at Lucy C. Laney High School over the weekend.

Between 11 p.m. Friday and about 12:30 p.m. Saturday, someone who entered the athletic facility at the school's stadium threw a computer through the window of the head coach's office and ransacked it, according to a Richmond County sheriff's report. The words "9th Ward" were also drawn on the walls and floor of the facility.

A metal medicine ball was thrown through the window of a film room, and the concession area was sprayed with a fire extinguisher. The estimated cost of the damage was not known.

Teenager is charged with armed robbery

An Augusta teenager was arrested Sunday and charged in connection with an armed robbery in the 300 block of Broad Street earlier in the day.

Richmond County jail records say Uriah Sterling, 17, of the 2300 block of Canberra Court, was charged with armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

Investigator William Leisey said that at about 10 a.m. the teenager approached a 22-year-old woman, displayed a firearm and demanded the keys to her vehicle. After he drove away, the woman notified the sheriff's office, and deputies found the vehicle at River Glen Apartments with the teenager inside.

Thief caught on tape stealing necklace

A man took a $2,500 necklace and fled from a jewelry store at the Augusta Mall on Saturday.

According to a Richmond County sheriff's report, the man walked into Shaan's Jewelers at about 1:50 p.m. and opened a display case near the front of the store. The man took a gold necklace from the case and left without paying. The theft was recorded by a surveillance system.

Man suffers injuries after two shoot at him

A 31-year-old Augusta man told officers he was shot by two men Saturday night in the 3400 block of McAlpine Drive in south Augusta.

According to a Richmond County sheriff's report, the man said the men fired shots at him while he was outside his home about 9:40 p.m. The man said the assailants were in a sport utility vehicle.

Officers said a bullet entered the man's right knee, exited and then entered his left calf. He was taken to the Medical College of Georgia Hospital for treatment.