Robber takes woman's purse outside auto parts store

An armed robber got away with a gas station’s bank deposit after he robbed a woman outside an Advance Auto Parts store in south Augusta on Saturday afternoon.

A Richmond County sheriff’s report says the woman told officers that she was sitting in a car outside the store at 2112 Lumpkin Road about 2:30 p.m. when a man opened the driver’s side door, pointed a black semiautomatic handgun at her and demanded her purse, which contained the deposit money for the BP Kangaroo station at 3003 Deans Bridge Road.

The woman told officers that she was heading to the bank to make a deposit when her boyfriend stopped at the store to buy motor oil.

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