Grocery shopper robbed at her car

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A 52-year-old woman was robbed Monday afternoon in the parking lot of Bi-Lo, 2803 Wrightsboro Road.

According to a Richmond County Sheriff’s Office report, the shopper was putting her groceries into her car shortly after 5 p.m. when a man in his 30s approached her car.

She said the man told her to get back or he would hurt her. He reached into her car through the driver’s door, took her purse and left in a white Oldsmobile Intrigue bearing Georgia tag BWP 0711.

A witness said that he saw a man at the woman's car and that the woman acted upset. The victim pointed at the car and waved for him to follow it.

The witness followed the car through the parking lot and out the back between Rite-Aid and Movie Gallery. The witness got the tag number and make of the car when it stopped at the stop sign.

The vehicle drove east on Wrightsboro Road toward Highland Avenue.

The robber was described as black and about 6 feet tall; he wore a white shirt.

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff's office at (706) 821-1080.

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lady_alessandra
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lady_alessandra 08/18/09 - 10:48 am
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There is a police substation

There is a police substation in this same shopping center. That makes you feel confident doesn't it?

Don KING
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Don KING 08/18/09 - 11:05 am
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Ladies..arm yourselves!

Ladies..arm yourselves! Nothing is quite effective as pulling out a piece of cold steel and shoving it in the face of one of these thug punks!

The Ode
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The Ode 08/18/09 - 11:11 am
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When will one segment of the

When will one segment of the population ever learn to respect the rights and property of others and educate themselves, stop being lazy, get jobs and careers, use birth control, be parents, stop expecting handouts, and become productive members of our society?

CoastalDawg
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CoastalDawg 08/18/09 - 11:14 am
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Step 1) Buy a pistol - Step

Step 1) Buy a pistol - Step 2) Get licensed to carry, concealed included - Step 3) Go to class to learn how to use the pistol which you purchased in step 1 and licensed in step 2- Step 3) when confronted by a thug such as this use all that you learned in step 2- Step 4) Call the police and tell them that you might or might now need an ambulance...It is perfectly legal to defend one's body or property; it is perfectly ILLEGAL to steal someone's property. Is anyone surprised at the description of the thug? Big man to steal a purse from a woman, what a man, what a credit to his family what a credit to his race, what a thug. At least the witness had presence of mind to follow and get the tag number - seems though that by the time this story made the newspaper there should have been an arrest.

CoastalDawg
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CoastalDawg 08/18/09 - 11:16 am
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"might or might now need an

"might or might now need an ambulance..." darn keyboard, typing this wrong when it KNOWS I meant might or might NOT need an ambulance.

The Ode
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The Ode 08/18/09 - 11:18 am
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When will one segment of the

When will one segment of the population ever learn to respect the rights and property of others and educate themselves, stop being lazy, get jobs and careers, use birth control, be parents, stop expecting handouts, and become productive members of our society?

ripjones
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ripjones 08/18/09 - 11:23 am
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CoastalDawg -- Great post --

CoastalDawg -- Great post -- and you might need the coroner. Hydra-Shok is ready when you are...

Batman
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Batman 08/18/09 - 11:24 am
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If my people, which are

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will "HEAL THEIR LAND". http://tinyurl.com/5cmro3

JackBootedThug
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JackBootedThug 08/18/09 - 11:29 am
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Hydra Shoks have a "cooling"

Hydra Shoks have a "cooling" effect on thugs...

Antlion
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Antlion 08/18/09 - 11:32 am
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Ladies arm yourselves, and be

Ladies arm yourselves, and be prepared to defend yourself against thugs, at any time, whether out shopping, or at home!

onecatfish
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onecatfish 08/18/09 - 11:40 am
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liveandlearn
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liveandlearn 08/18/09 - 11:41 am
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Coastal Dawg, you cannot

Coastal Dawg, you cannot stereotype a race because of idiots like this. Would you like it if I said that all caucasians were mindless psycho killers simply because of an article that was printed. A week or so back an article was printed about a boy who killed his stepsister while she was sleeping. Should I say all caucasians are killers because of that. I don't think so. Or what about the woman who tried to kill her 2 kids by riding around with a hose attached to the muffler. She even had the nerve to tell them that they would all go to sleep and wake up in Heaven together. You see, stereotyping is a double edged sword that will cut you every time.

Frank I
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Frank I 08/18/09 - 12:06 pm
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liveandlearn, reread

liveandlearn, reread coastal's post.. he did not specify a race, nor did he call out an entire race for being wrong.. what he did was called out this one person as a discredit to his race.. this statement would be accurate whether the accused were caucasian, african-american, hispanic or for that matter, the human race...

mad_max
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mad_max 08/18/09 - 12:32 pm
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Is it time yet? Is it time we

Is it time yet? Is it time we organize some unofficial "parking lot security" around this town? There should be enough of us old retired military guys to cover RC pretty well. Maybe it's time to implement that "militia" the Constitution refers to. The cops can't do the job. Everyday now your wives and daughters are falling prey to these thugs. I think it is time to call an "Open Season" with organized hunting parties. I know people hate vigilante talk but when it gets so bad YOU CAN'T GO ANYWHERE without getting a gun shoved in your face and your wife can't even stop at a grocery store, IT'S TIME TO ACT. Talking ain't cutting the mustard. Complaining to Ronnie is futile because his hands are tied unless he changes his priorities and puts traffic cops to actually catching thieves and thugs instead of generating revenue with tickets. We need to help Ronnie out and declare a "Kill a Thug for Ronnie" week or month or something.

Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 08/18/09 - 01:10 pm
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Where can one purchase

Where can one purchase Hydro-Shoks?

disssman
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disssman 08/18/09 - 01:25 pm
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The pag is known and no

The pag is known and no arrest yet? Who owns the tag? And liveandlearn you are an idiot if you don't think people stereotype a race that is responsible for well over 90% of the crime in the area. When are the decent law abiding black members of our community going to stand up and be counted? And believe me we have more of them than there are of the dregs of society.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 08/18/09 - 01:36 pm
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Yes, there is a main sheriff

Yes, there is a main sheriff department substation behind the BiLo, but at 5 p.m. they are having their shift turnover meeting, so no one will be available to respond to a call quickly.

storiesihaveread
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storiesihaveread 08/18/09 - 01:49 pm
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dissman you are an idiot.

dissman you are an idiot. Liveandlearn voiced the right to post something on here, no reason to call her an idiot you flipping idiot.

liveandlearn
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liveandlearn 08/18/09 - 02:06 pm
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Dissman, you're the freakin

Dissman, you're the freakin idiot and it's people like you that need to wiped off this face of this planet. I know a [filtered word]like you stereotype people everyday, and guess what? You're the freakin idiot if you think that people don't do it to your race as well. So you can take your comment and shove it PISSMAN, whoops, I meant dissman.

storiesihaveread
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storiesihaveread 08/18/09 - 02:14 pm
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Whoa liveandlearn LOL love it

Whoa liveandlearn LOL love it ,,,,, Be careful hate to see the Chronicle police remove your post

amgibson
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amgibson 08/18/09 - 02:27 pm
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I'm all for the unofficial

I'm all for the unofficial "parking lot security" mentioned above. Count me in! Someone just tell me when and where.

storiesihaveread
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storiesihaveread 08/18/09 - 02:32 pm
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Dang liveandlearn the

Dang liveandlearn the Chronicle Nazi nailed you already. So much for free speech huh Chronicle? Dissman she was referring to you when her comment was removed. To bad you didnt see it. It was in ref: to a body function that you do when standing up just remove diss and add that part in...

Evans Ga.
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Evans Ga. 08/18/09 - 03:34 pm
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A police sub-station is in

A police sub-station is in the shopping center? I bet when they hooked the turn to go towards Highland Ave they stopped down in the hole and smoked up whatever money was found. I just wish that the cops would be around when needed, geesh.

ripjones
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ripjones 08/18/09 - 03:54 pm
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Fiat_Lux - Hydra-Shoks are a

Fiat_Lux - Hydra-Shoks are a particular kind of hollow-point shells made by Federal, and carried by most law enforcement, and people who want to have an especially effective round chambered in their firearm.

humbleopinion
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humbleopinion 08/18/09 - 06:03 pm
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From the description, it

From the description, it sounds like Obama is now stealing from individuals and not the country as a whole.

Rose
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Rose 08/18/09 - 06:43 pm
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Daniel Village is a safe

Daniel Village is a safe place, but I am aware of my surroundings everywhere I go.I always feel safe in Daniel Village. I never carry Rambo in my purse when I am alone.

Ionesco
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Ionesco 08/18/09 - 07:41 pm
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It is not legal to use deadly

It is not legal to use deadly force to defend mere personal property. You can take a life to protect a life (or to protect against severe bodily harm) but not to protect your purse. Bear Spray is surprisingly effective.

pommom38
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pommom38 08/18/09 - 08:12 pm
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i'm sorry, i might be wrong

i'm sorry, i might be wrong here.. but my motto always has been and always will be, *shoot now, ask questions later*.
I stay on guard everywhere i go. I ride with my doors locked, never know when someone's gonna reach in and snatch something. it's a crying shame what society has turned into.

hollyh
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hollyh 08/18/09 - 08:23 pm
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My question is this...if the

My question is this...if the police have the make,model AND license plate number, why do they need our help?

The Ode
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The Ode 08/18/09 - 08:26 pm
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lonesco - that is why you

lonesco - that is why you buy/carry a large caliber handgun with hollow tip bullets. As I have said before a dead perp can't give police a statement or testify against you. It is your word of self defense versus a mute corpse. Guess who wins?

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