Couple held at gunpoint and robbed inside apartment

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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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bettyboop
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bettyboop 12/31/09 - 12:40 pm
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yeah.........................

yeah............................

BakersfieldCityLimits
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BakersfieldCityLimits 12/31/09 - 01:00 pm
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If only the health care bill

If only the health care bill had already passed. Then these unfortunate people would not have to resort to violence to pay for their mother's operation. Viva La Revolution!

corgimom
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corgimom 12/31/09 - 01:24 pm
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It's amazing how total

It's amazing how total strangers know about their friend.

JohnQPublic
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JohnQPublic 12/31/09 - 01:42 pm
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The dirty dogs!!! Get a job!

The dirty dogs!!! Get a job!

Yosemitesam
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Yosemitesam 12/31/09 - 02:26 pm
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That neighborhood has sadly

That neighborhood has sadly been turned into just another extention of "the hood". If you drive around that area at night you see nothing but human vermin walking the streets all the way to the elcheapo hotels at Washington Road and I-20. I have never owned anything more than a air pellet gun but I do believe I'm going to buy a gun to protect myself from this creeping blight of vermin. I'm too old to stand toe to toe with a drugged up home invader. Odds are they're going to be armed anyway.

fontana
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fontana 12/31/09 - 02:58 pm
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Welcome to Augusta!

Welcome to Augusta!

dashiel
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dashiel 12/31/09 - 03:00 pm
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Happy New Year. Another few

Happy New Year. Another few hours and the couple would have had to wait another whole year to take these charitable donations off their taxes. Look on the sunny side of life.

andywarhol
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andywarhol 12/31/09 - 03:06 pm
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Welcome to the Bible belt.

Welcome to the Bible belt. This is what I call Southern Hospitality!

ron_rlw
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ron_rlw 12/31/09 - 03:10 pm
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andy ... I don't think this

andy ... I don't think this had anything to do with the Bible or Hospitality.

TakeAstand
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TakeAstand 12/31/09 - 03:11 pm
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I agree Sam, that used to be

I agree Sam, that used to be a nice complex, all of those did in that area. Now they are more like projects. Ridiculous. Wonder what happened? he he... not! I'm glad they did not harm the couple. These worthless piece of hollys that commit armed robberies should either be put down like animals or sent out of this country!

Junket831
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Junket831 12/31/09 - 03:21 pm
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TakeAstand, the best place

TakeAstand, the best place for these individuals is walking point in Afganistan. That way they serve a purpose for this country and just perhaps their sorry behinds will get to experience the full effect of an IED.

fontana
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fontana 12/31/09 - 03:31 pm
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I'm moving to Detroit.

I'm moving to Detroit.

Yosemitesam
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Yosemitesam 12/31/09 - 03:49 pm
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TakeAstand......I really am

TakeAstand......I really am flabbergasted at how quickly that whole area just sank into the crapper. I have a son that lives in a neighborhood down below the Federal Express building, I worry for him as the apartment complex becomes more and more dangerous. You wouldn't think urban blight would be around the washington road I-20 area, more like way down in south augusta, but no denying it's there. A crying shame. It would help if the hotel operators around there would step up their efforts to get better clientele in them. It could be done, but money spends I guess. They rent those rooms for little or nothing on the weekends and they will pile 4 to 6 into a room. I guess it's cheaper to get a posse together and party at a hotel than it is at home.

occupiedsince1865
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occupiedsince1865 12/31/09 - 04:07 pm
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I grew up in that

I grew up in that neighborhood, and this sort of thing wasn't even conceivable, much less possible. There are two operative things here; black and high-density housing. It already a "project", and the "hood" isn't downtown or on the south side any more. This sort of crime is now knocking on the door of Columbia County.

Would the last white man leaving the "greater Augusta Area" please turn off the lights?

Yosemitesam
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Yosemitesam 12/31/09 - 04:46 pm
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occupiedsince1865 You are

occupiedsince1865
You are right on every point. I live in Columbia County. My neighborhood is tranforming in front of me. You know what they say, "WHEN THE BASKETBALL GOALS GO UP THE PROPERTY VALUES GO DOWN". Sigh

TakeAstand
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TakeAstand 12/31/09 - 04:58 pm
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Wow, what did I miss!! lol

Wow, what did I miss!! lol They must have hired someone full time to monitor these posts now. Someone is on the ball, hasn't been 10 minutes!!! lol

naturehazard
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naturehazard 12/31/09 - 05:27 pm
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My friend lives in one of

My friend lives in one of those apartments. There still in good condition. All of the apartments on center west are decent. Urban blight is some areas outside of downtown.

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CobaltGeorge 12/31/09 - 05:27 pm
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You all haven't seen nothing

You all haven't seen nothing yet. Wait till this so called president and his organized crime crew gain control in the next 365 days. There will not be enough room in the AC to print them all. You wanted change, you got it.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 12/31/09 - 05:34 pm
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This poor citizens just can't

This poor citizens just can't live on their unemployment and welfare checks, they have to go out and work to try and survive.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 12/31/09 - 05:36 pm
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What is going to be real bad

What is going to be real bad is when muslims start realizing that they will not be charged with anything, hell will break loose.

LiveAndLetLive
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LiveAndLetLive 12/31/09 - 06:19 pm
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Yeah, blame everything on

Yeah, blame everything on Obama. Our President has nothing to do with these idiots. He graduated from Harvard Univ. as President of his Law class and worked in the Chicago neighborhoods to help people better their lives. Some of you Bush/Palin wingnuts need to get a fresh reality check for 2010 or you will be the "child left behind!"

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 12/31/09 - 06:46 pm
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"He graduated from Harvard

"He graduated from Harvard Univ. as President of his Law class" Can you show me documented paper work for that fact?

Doyougetitnow
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Doyougetitnow 12/31/09 - 07:22 pm
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I can attest to the fact that

I can attest to the fact that mine and my husbands lives have absolutely changed in the last year. We're close to losing everything except for a mixed child whose mother and grandmother basically let him go to us and they reap the benefits from Obamanation with Food Stamps, medicaid and money from friends to (supposedly) provide diapers etc for this child. WRONG! We provide it all, but no amount of money would change our mind about taking care of this little boy. As far as we are concerned he really is part of our family and we love him without prejudice. A few people have made comments, but they've never had the opportunity that we have to be so loved by a little one. If they had, they would never say negative things. Here's to "happy" in Obamaland. Ha! Ours is "happy" in OUR HOME without any help from our government. GOD BLESS THE USA, though. I love this nation or what it's supposed to be anyway.,

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 12/31/09 - 07:33 pm
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Doyougetitnow, At least now a

Doyougetitnow, At least now a gift from God will have a chance to make it in this so screwed up country and world. Happy New Years to both of you.

happychimer
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happychimer 12/31/09 - 07:35 pm
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2009 was a very good year at

2009 was a very good year at our house.

humbleopinion
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humbleopinion 12/31/09 - 07:49 pm
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Uh, but has anyone else

Uh, but has anyone else noticed that the description of the perps matches almost EVERY other description of criminals in Augusta???? How often do you ever see the description listed as a white male with blonde hair and blue eyes????? Where are the comments from Justus4 on this? Have you ever noticed that whenever there is a violent crime committed by a black male (as most are) that he is absent? Could be he is in hiding from the po po.....

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 12/31/09 - 08:02 pm
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I sure wish I was driving by

I sure wish I was driving by this ATM when this was happening!

TakeAstand
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TakeAstand 12/31/09 - 08:41 pm
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Doyougetitnow, have you

Doyougetitnow, have you reported them? You deserve that help or actually child support from both parents. And if she is unfit or just took off you can file for guardianship or custody, what about the dad, he could do something about it. If they are scamming they should be busted and whoever is raising that child should be compensated by both parents.

johnsdad
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johnsdad 12/31/09 - 09:35 pm
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Drug deal gone bad!

Drug deal gone bad!

mcbeanbulldog
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mcbeanbulldog 12/31/09 - 09:57 pm
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where are you justus4 `how

where are you justus4 `how about non'white men commiting crime

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