Couple held at gunpoint and robbed inside apartment

An Augusta couple was held at gunpoint inside their apartment early this morning then forced to drive their assailants to an ATM to steal more cash.

The two victims told deputies they were unloading groceries outside their home at the RiverCreek Apartment complex on Center West Parkway when a man approached them and asked about their friend, a Richmond County Sheriff’s report said. The couple responded and continued unloading groceries when two other men appeared.

They tried to enter their home but the men blocked the door then pointed a gun at the female victim’s face, the report said. They entered the couple’s apartment, stole their TV, computer and DVD player then frisked them for cash. The woman was taken to a back bedroom where one of the robbers told her to take off her clothes and lie on the bed but before she could do so, the leader of the group came in and ordered everyone into the car.

They forced the male victim to drive to the Bank of America branch at 2853 Washington Road and remove $240 from his account, the report said. The robbers then took the victims back to their apartment and let them go.

The victim’s described the suspects as black men ranging in ages from 20 to 40 years old, according to Sheriff’s Maj. Ken Autry. The first suspect was described as being between 235 and 250 pounds, about six-feet tall and between 30 and 40 years old. The second was 175 to 200 pounds, about six-feet tall and between 25 and 30 years old. The third was described as being about five-foot nine-inches tall and between 135 and 150 pounds. He is believed to be between 20 and 25 years old.

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