North Augusta arrests suspect in bank holdup attempt

Friday, April 17, 2009 9:54 AM
Last updated 10:05 AM
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A Belvedere man has been arrested for his role in attempting to rob a store employee making a night deposit.

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William Keith Hamilton

According to a press release from the North Augusta Department of Public Safety, a confidential informant helped them arrest William Keith Hamilton Jr., 23, as he waited in bushes near the Bank of America on West Martintown Road.

He has been charged with attempted armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery and possession of firearm during the commission of a felony.

He was arrested late Wednesday.

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happythoughts
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happythoughts 04/17/09 - 10:32 am
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Need money, get a job!

Need money, get a job!

TakeAstand
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TakeAstand 04/17/09 - 11:14 am
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I second that!!! There's no

I second that!!! There's no reason good enough for this [filtered word] to stick a gun in someone's face to rob them, no sympathy here, throw the book at him. WTG CI!!!

chey
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chey 04/17/09 - 11:36 am
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cyndick, sorry to hear about

cyndick, sorry to hear about your ordeal. Here's a thought tho, when big strong guy pulls a gun on poor girl working graveyard shift, if girl working graveyard shift pulls a nice 45 out to point back at big strong guy, and then pulls trigger, big strong guy will not be big and strong anymore. I know I'm going to get a lot of slack from my comment, but I had to say it.

CyndiCk
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CyndiCk 04/17/09 - 12:25 pm
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You wont get any from me. I

You wont get any from me. I wish they allowed us to do that, but they wont. Too bad. I'm a pretty good shot. I'm thinking about getting a can of mace and a stun gun, though. We gotta do something because this is only going to get worse.

CyndiCk
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CyndiCk 04/17/09 - 01:15 pm
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You can hear the fear in her

You can hear the fear in her voice on the tape. Watching brought tears to my eyes. I've been in her shoes, staring down the barrel of a gun. It's something you wont ever forget.

pofwe
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pofwe 04/17/09 - 04:50 pm
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Hey justus4 the dude's white,

Hey justus4 the dude's white, how about release on PR? Would you go for it?

Cdice
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Cdice 04/18/09 - 05:43 pm
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nobody know what kind of

nobody know what kind of family he came from so before yall go and start keyboard bashing yeah he made a mistake and yes it does not give him the right to do this crap im pretty sure there someone like this in yalls family and yeah chey what if that big strong guy was in your family i wonder how you would feel then i dont know what was going threw his mind at the time but hes a good kid just made a very very stupid choice

CyndiCk
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CyndiCk 04/19/09 - 08:41 am
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I got one in my family and I

I got one in my family and I don't even want the SOB to know where I live. I'd come home and all my stuff would be gone. What's going on in his mind is he's too sorry to work.

acaringmom
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acaringmom 11/17/09 - 12:10 am
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The young man was set up. He

The young man was set up. He was in bad company & working 60 hour a week job. more than most. jail brought a backslide christain back to Christ and has him back in Church with the fellowship of other Christains. Families can be cruel and push you to up against a wall, until you are walk in this mans shoes leave it up to GOD to judge him. You that never made a stupid mistake cast the 1st stone! There was no gun in anyones face and nobody was in any harm. However, the informant has been arrested several times for armed robbery not just attempted robbery.

TakeAstand
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TakeAstand 11/17/09 - 02:53 am
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This guy was charged with

This guy was charged with attempted armed robbery, just becuase he didn't get t complete it, doesn't make him any less of a criminal! Armed means he had a weapon, I don't care if it was in someones face or he just mentioned it. Its a coward, lowlife, [filtered word], criminal act period!!! Explain what you mean "set up" Do you know how many criminals use that lame excuse? I am not without sin, but armed robbery has never crossed my mind, so I can cast stones all I want. Armed robbery isn't a stupid mistake, it is an intentional criminal act. If he learned his lesson great, but for this act... no sysmpathy here!! I notice you say he was set up, but you do not deny he did it, you just say there was no gun in anyones face and no one was in any harm. I don't care if it was an attempted strong armed robbery, he should be punished severly for it! If he was working, why try to rob someone? More money for Drugs? again not a stupid mistake, an intentional criminal act!

TakeAstand
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TakeAstand 11/17/09 - 03:08 am
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I just found in the Aiken

I just found in the Aiken standard your so called set up. The moron did it, had a shot gun, the shells in his pocket, admitted his intentions and tried to carry it out. Just becuase he didn't have the chance to put the gun in the managers face and make them scared they would die and never see their family again is no excuse. If you are this guys mom or a relative, maybe he wouldn't have turned out to be a criminal if people like you werent making excuses for therefore condoning his bad behavior. Sickening. He deserves whatever he gets and so do those who make excues for him!

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