Police, dogs search scene, car after Walton Way bank robbery

Video of the robbery of the Georgia Bank and Trust on Walton Way.
Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008 9:34 AM
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Investigators say a car abandoned near a Walton Way bank robbery this morning appears to offer the best clue to solving the holdup.

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Two men wearing ski-masks, both described as black about 6-feet-tall and weighing about 200 pounds, robbed the Georgia Bank and Trust branch at 1530 Walton Way about 9:15 a.m., witnesses said.  RCSO
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Two men wearing ski-masks, both described as black about 6-feet-tall and weighing about 200 pounds, robbed the Georgia Bank and Trust branch at 1530 Walton Way about 9:15 a.m., witnesses said.

Two men wearing ski-masks, both described as black about 6-feet-tall and weighing about 200 pounds, robbed the Georgia Bank and Trust branch at 1530 Walton Way about 9:15 a.m., witnesses said.

Lt. Scott Peebles, of the Richmond County Sheriff's Office, said the getaway vehicle, a green 1990 Chevrolet Caprice, was reported stolen last night from Augusta Mall.

Investigators are asking any businesses or nearby convenience stores that might have seen the car or those driving it to contact authorities.

They also asked merchants to be on the lookout for money that was red-stained after a dye-pack exploded following the robbery. Deputies said they think the explosion of the dye-pack prompted the thieves to get out of the car and flee into the neighborhood near Emmett and Parnell streets.

Police had tracking dogs searching the area this morning. Some of the stolen money was dropped in the neighborhood and police could be seen following the trail with the dogs.

Deputies said there was a lockdown of nearby Tubman Middle School to protect pupils. Paine College was also said to be taking security meaures.

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tj.adp
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tj.adp 12/04/08 - 10:41 am
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Seems like desperate times

Seems like desperate times are causing people to resort to desperate measures. Its all so sad

jjones26
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jjones26 12/04/08 - 10:51 am
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Um um um. No jobs, no income

Um um um. No jobs, no income I guess this is what happens when you feel like all is hopeless. SO SAD. There has to be a better way

soldout
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soldout 12/04/08 - 10:53 am
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never an excuse for

never an excuse for sin....could be wrong though, maybe God made them to be robbers and they don't have a choice so we need to celebrate them.

JimiBob
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JimiBob 12/04/08 - 10:54 am
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happy holidays....happy

happy holidays....happy holidays....even though im a very liberal democrat and for gun control...maybe i should of bought a pistol across the river during the gun tax sales...looks like augusta ga is off the chain

sctex
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sctex 12/04/08 - 10:57 am
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My economy is just fine.

My economy is just fine.

shivas
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shivas 12/04/08 - 11:01 am
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If he's in the vicinity of

If he's in the vicinity of Tubman, then the lock-down will be for the robber's safety! It's my alma-mater, and the best school I ever attended!!!! Maybe the ghost of Coach Slagle will catch him; or, maybe Coach Cotton!

moneyman1035
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moneyman1035 12/04/08 - 11:04 am
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soldout are you comparing

soldout are you comparing robbing a bank to people who are gay by chance? if so you are not very smart! when you speak of God made them that way and they don't have a choice... sounds realy familiar and sounds realy stupid....

reader54
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reader54 12/04/08 - 11:33 am
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FOLKS, THIS IS JUST THE

FOLKS, THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING! There is going to be unprecedented chaos ,similiar to the '60s racial riots,if things don't improve.

aaa
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aaa 12/04/08 - 12:06 pm
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There have been bank robbers

There have been bank robbers since there have been banks. Cops chase bank robbers and in the vast majority of cases cops catch bank robbers. Bank robbers then go to jail. Let's not compare this to the race riots of the '60s. As Charlie Brown would say, "Good grief".

stillamazed
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stillamazed 12/04/08 - 12:46 pm
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Thank you standing tall

Thank you standing tall again, I agree, why blow things out of proportion. You are always going to have people trying to get something for nothing, simple as that. I hope they get caught.....And sctex, my economy is just fine also, and from the looks of the stores and malls alot of other folks economy are good also.......

_iamthebadamerican
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_iamthebadamerican 12/04/08 - 12:52 pm
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money, are you saying you

money, are you saying you "drop" the soap often?

sophiecat1
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sophiecat1 12/04/08 - 01:06 pm
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Give me a break! The

Give me a break! The failling economy had nothing to do wi this robbery. These two morons were just too lazy to get a job! Come on!

reader54
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reader54 12/04/08 - 01:22 pm
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Well, the crime rate is

Well, the crime rate is already up since this down-turn.Let's just see how it will play out.I do know that contingency plans have been made by the Fed.gov't to prepare for civil unrest.Do you find that surprising?If so,you are naive.Desperate people do desperate things.

sTiCkMaN
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sTiCkMaN 12/04/08 - 02:14 pm
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wow, they left their "box

wow, they left their "box chevy", thats unheard of.....

aaa
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aaa 12/04/08 - 02:15 pm
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Reader: Please tell us what

Reader: Please tell us what you know about the Federal contingency plans. Where did you get that info? Please enlighten us.

rufus
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rufus 12/04/08 - 02:18 pm
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3 squares a day

3 squares a day

reader54
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reader54 12/04/08 - 02:20 pm
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http://www.uaff.us/as_america

http://www.uaff.us/as_america_collapses.htm
STANDING:There's plenty of info out there but you have to look for it.The Gov't isn't going to send you a newsletter.

aaa
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aaa 12/04/08 - 02:50 pm
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Darn.

Darn.

aaa
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aaa 12/04/08 - 02:59 pm
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Reader: I went to that

Reader: I went to that website. Quite impressive. I've forwarded a copy of the url to a couple of friends of mine to get their opinion - Elvis Presley and George S. Patton. Man, you really need to kick back from the keyboard and get out of your parents' basement for awhile. Amazing what a little fresh air might do. Listen to a little John Denver, may I suggest "Rocky Mountain High".

reader54
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reader54 12/04/08 - 03:00 pm
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Sorry,Charlie Brown.

Sorry,Charlie Brown.

TEDDY1
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TEDDY1 12/04/08 - 03:04 pm
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gangstas are gangstas when

gangstas are gangstas when the economy is good...this has nothing to do w/the ecomony idiots...this has to do w/low life people that are to lazy to go get a job...oh say what job!!! i see gas stations hiring all the time..these days a job is a job...so get off the economy and get on these...................stupid idiots

reader54
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reader54 12/04/08 - 03:08 pm
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http://www.uaff.us/as_america

http://www.uaff.us/as_america_collapses.htm Standing:I'm at work in my home office.A very nice home that is morgage free.You need to stop reading cartoons and try reality. I've added a new link in case you have any friends that are alive.But hey Standing Tall,it's good to see that you haven't climbed down into your spider hole like tuff ole Saddam!!

reader54
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reader54 12/04/08 - 03:24 pm
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Wow Teddy,You have all the

Wow Teddy,You have all the solutions.Maybe we should send you to Washington.Let's see,there were 250,000 U.S. job losses LAST month and we have how many gas stations? Oh,forget it. Everything is rosy.

aaa
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aaa 12/04/08 - 04:03 pm
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Reading: You've got me

Reading: You've got me convinced - I mean it. This weekend my boys and I plan to dig a spider hole in our backyard so we can avoid those concentration camps.

TakeAstand
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TakeAstand 12/04/08 - 04:12 pm
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So becuase the economy is bad

So becuase the economy is bad we should excuse criminals?? Would you excuse the ones who ripped you off??? I know many people who have lost thier jobs and homes they havent all of a sudden turned into lowlife [filtered word]'s!!! Funny how I see all these help wanted signs but no one can find a job!!! Rather than settling for less money and more hours lets be immoral [filtered word]'s. If we all thought that way, there would be nothing left but scum!!! Most of these criminals are not that way because of the economy, thats just an excuse!!! I agree with teddy and sophie, I'd get 3 burger flipping jobs to keep food in my kids mouth and a roof over thier heads rather than be a [filtered word] criminal and steal from others, nothing but excuses for laziness!!!! Just because you fall on hard times doesnt justify the hard time you cause others!!!

oldenuff2nobetter
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oldenuff2nobetter 12/04/08 - 04:31 pm
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Remnants of Bonnie and Clyde.

Remnants of Bonnie and Clyde.

reader54
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reader54 12/04/08 - 04:33 pm
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Nobody is excusing anyone or

Nobody is excusing anyone or anything. I just said that more of these type of things are going to happen now that economy is bad.That is nothing new as it happens with every down-turn but this is a worse down-turn and probably longer one.That said,this particular case may only be for lazy and selfish reasons.

1trugent
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1trugent 12/04/08 - 05:24 pm
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I don't believe its going to

I don't believe its going to get bad just because the economy is bad, but it is going to get bad. Real Bad. Just like I said it would. The worse is yet to come!

Tired of the BS
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Tired of the BS 12/04/08 - 05:25 pm
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same people seem to be

same people seem to be committing the crimes in good times and in bad

corgimom
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corgimom 12/04/08 - 06:07 pm
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The Federal Government has

The Federal Government has had plans to handle civil unrest for years. This is nothing new. Guess you weren't around for the riots in the 60's and 70's and the school integrations.

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