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Armed robbers strike pair of Augusta dollar stores

Richmond County Sheriff's Office
Richmond County Sheriff's Office(WRDW)
Published: Jan. 24, 2022 at 9:31 PM EST
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two armed robberies believed to be committed by the same people.

The first armed robbery occurred at the Dollar General at 1710 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. at 7:27 p.m. Monday.

The second armed robbery occurred at the Dollar Tree at 843 Laney Walker Blvd. at 7:31 p.m. Monday.

Deputies say both subjects appear to be young Black males dressed in all black.

An incident report from authorities outlined how the robbery unfolded at the Dollar General.

The manager said one of the robbers wore a black zip-up jacket, white shirt, gloves, black pants, black shoes and black face mask. The other was wearing a black sweatshirt, black pants, white shoes, blue ball cap and black face mask.

After paying for the items of a customer who then left, the male with the white shoes removed an unknown make/model handgun from the left front pocket of his pants, deputies said. The male then pointed the gun at the clerk as he walked behind the counter where the clerk and register were. The armed male shot one round toward the ground near the clerk.

The other male then ran behind the counter, grabbed the cash drawer from the register and ran out of the store, deputies said. The armed male then ran out of the store, following his counterpart.

Both males were seen running in the direction of MLK Boulevard and Johnson Avenue.

Bullets were found lodged in two packs of cigarettes behind the counter.

At the Dollar Tree, similar descriptions were given for the robbers. At the checkout line, when the clerk opened the cash drawer, one of the robbers told her to “give me all the money.”

Although a gun was seen pointed at the ceiling, the incident report doesn’t tell of any shots being fired.

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