Woman robbed on Walton Way

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A 20-year-old woman said she was robbed at gunpoint Thursday while checking her vehicle’s engine in the 1900 block of Walton Way.

The victim said a man rode up to her on a blue bicycle and demanded her pocket book, according to a Richmond County Sheriff’s report. The two argued then the suspect pointed a black handgun at her neck and said he would kill her if she didn’t give it to him, the report said.

He reached into the car to grab the purse and dumped the majority of its contents on the ground. The thief fled the scene with about $15 and other items.

The robbery took place not far from another holdup earlier this week.

Investigators said they are still searching for a man who beat a 68-year-old man in the bathroom of Burger King on Walton Way Tuesday afternoon.

In that case, the victim told police a man approached from behind in the restroom and began punching him in the back of the head, according to a sheriff’s report.

The victim pleaded with the assailant to stop and handed him $20 from his wallet. The suspect was seen riding a bicycle outside the location shortly before the incident.

Anyone with information can contact the sheriff’s office at (706) 821-1080.

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LEO 06/26/09 - 08:03 am
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This sounds a little suspect

This sounds a little suspect to me. I'd like to know what time this happened and where exactly on Walton Way. Not to generalize, but a lot of times when someone is looking to buy drugs, they'll make arrangements with the dealer to meet somewhere, and the dealer will tell them to act like they're looking at their engine, or do some other fairly innocuous thing in the parking lot of where they're going to meet, so he'll know who to look for. If this is what happened, then c'est la vie, I hate it for her.

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aaa 06/26/09 - 08:21 am
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What did the perp look like?

What did the perp look like? How do we know who to watch out for so that we can call police if we see him?

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SCGAL53 06/26/09 - 08:22 am
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Are you suggesting this woman

Are you suggesting this woman is a dealer? Guilty until proven innocent? I'm sure the cops would have figured it out if it was a game.

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PoliticallNcorrect 06/26/09 - 08:35 am
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That had to be located on the

That had to be located on the Augusta side..Not Martinez???

LEO
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LEO 06/26/09 - 09:12 am
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I've got news for you, the

I've got news for you, the victims don't always give all the details to the cops. I'm not saying that's what happened in this case, but in my experience, a lot of these "robberies" that occurred in the sketchy parts of town were really drug deals gone bad. All the cops can do in these cases is take the "victim's" information, their version of what happened and investigate it. I can't tell you the number of times I had to do a stolen vehicle report and found later that it was really someone letting their dealer use the car to make his deliveries and then he decided that he was going to keep it for another day, or just leave it in another part of town. I know that may be apple and oranges, but what I'm saying is that cops have to look at totality of circumstances in a case, which to me, this article leaves out.

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Dark Lord 06/26/09 - 09:37 am
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They have figured it out.

They have figured it out. Game Recognize Game.

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Tots 06/26/09 - 09:54 am
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Leo@9:12-You sound like you

Leo@9:12-You sound like you dont like doing your job.Alot of blame the victim.And yes we all know how much investigating your going to do.OH and I'm not saying the circumstances arent what you were talking about.But I sure hope you never have to come help anyone I know.

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LEO 06/26/09 - 10:39 am
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Totsalot, you don't even know

Totsalot, you don't even know me... I love my job, but have you ever dealt with the criminal element? You can't always take what they're saying on face value. We investigate all aspects. There is usually more than one side to the story, and my criticism is mainly with how this article is written. It makes one jump to conclusions. There is a lot that goes on under the public's radar that no one even hears about. It would be stupid to assume that this incident is not a little suspicious if it occurred in an area that is known for drug activity - which parts of Walton Way are. And I can understand if the public's perception of cops is that they are not always willing to go the extra mile, but I can assure you, I am not one of those, and the majority of deputies who I know aren't either!

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LEO 06/26/09 - 10:42 am
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P.S., Totsalot: I can also

P.S., Totsalot: I can also assure you that if I ever had to deal with you or a loved one of yours, that I would afford the utmost courtesy and professionalism.

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jack 06/26/09 - 10:51 am
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That had to be located on the

That had to be located on the Augusta side..Not Martinez???
Posted by PoliticallNcorrect on Fri Jun 26, 2009 8:35 AM....Bimbo, 1900 block of Waltn Way is NOT n Martinez.

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Tots 06/26/09 - 11:01 am
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Leo@10:39&10:42-T0o

Leo@10:39&10:42-T0o sha------if thats true.Then I'll thank you for that courtesy and professionalism.

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