Originally created 11/27/01

Police seek 2 men in armed robberies



Authorities said Monday they were looking for two men in connection with a pair of armed robberies last week.

Police want to question Kenneth Roger Boyd, 46, of Augusta, whose vehicle - a blue 1986 Chevrolet Chevette - was identified as a getaway car in the robbery of a Wendy's restaurant, said Richmond County sheriff's Sgt. Scott Peebles.

Investigators also are looking for a man they say carried out both the restaurant robbery and another at a gas station several hours later.

"That's obviously something we're looking into," Sgt. Peebles said. "The time frame, the general description and the method of operation are the same."

At 5:07 p.m., a man walked into the Wendy's in the 1700 block of Walton Way and indicated he had a gun under his jacket, according to a report at the Richmond County Sheriff's Office. He left the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash, the report states.

Witnesses told police they saw the robber jump into the passenger side of a blue Chevette, Sgt. Peebles said. Investigators later discovered the vehicle was registered to Mr. Boyd, he said.

The robber was described as a black man, 5 foot 8 inches to 6 feet, 180 pounds, bald and wearing a blue jacket.

A man bearing a similar description, but wearing a blue jacket with a yellow stripe, walked into the Circle K in the 1500 block of Laney-Walker Boulevard at 9:36 p.m., Sgt. Peebles said.

He said the man told the clerk he had a gun in his pocket and demanded money. The robber, who left with an undisclosed amount of cash, was not seen getting into a vehicle, Sgt. Peebles said.

Anyone with information about these robberies is asked to call the Richmond County Sheriff's Office at (706) 821-1020 or (706) 821-1080.

Reach Albert Ross at (706) 823-3339 or albert.ross@augustachronicle.com.