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Augusta Mall shopper, 80, assaulted and robbed

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Richmond County deputies are investigating after an 80-year-old Grovetown woman was robbed at gunpoint outside the Augusta Mall at Macy’s.

Deputies were called to the parking lot of the mall around 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, authorities said. On scene they located the woman who had a bloody laceration on the top left side of her head, above her eye.

The elderly Grovetown woman told deputies she was robbed by a man who pointed a gun at her and threatened to shoot her.  The man then stole her red bag, which contained her black cell phone and a wallet.

When the 5-foot-4-inch tall woman fought back, the man hit her in the head with the gun once and fled.  The woman was evaluated by EMS on scene and taken to the hospital for further treatment.

Deputies later recalled having seen a black male running through the mall parking lot carrying a red item. The call for the robbery came in minutes later.  The man was wearing a black shirt and tan pants. He was bald with a thin build.

Deputies reviewed security camera footage and watched as the man got into a tan/silver sedan which was missing two front hub cabs. The vehicle did not have a state license plate. The man then continued driving toward Wrightsboro Road.

Deputies continue to investigate.

Greg Rickabaugh is the Jail Report contributor for The Augusta Press. Reach him at [email protected] 

6 COMMENTS

  1. Hmmmmm … Let’s see what ole DA ( District Attorney) “really mean that” lol gonna do when this trash thug is caught?!! Gonna slap him on the hand and let him off with 25.00 bond… Hey Mr DA !! Before you give him a break on his bond … What if that was your mom or grandma he just assaulted ?? Would you go easy on him as well?!!

    • Yes, when this piece of trash is caught, we will get to see the true colors in action of the Augusta Judicial District Attorney. The ARC Commission had better give the Sheriff some of that Fed money to quickly change things around, else we can start speaking about “Regency Mall II”. Augusta Mall infuses major tax dollars to ARC — Sales and Property. The surviving Mall must be disinfected quickly.

  2. This happened in broad daylight in the afternoon. It is time that our DA Office starts holding people accountable for the things they are doing. Maybe we should start considering a recall if nothing continues to be done.

  3. Nothing at the Mall interests me but they really need to install cameras at all entrances along with inside. Sears was the 1st to have cameras in the area and it quickly became known as the most secure store.

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