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Police Blotter, Nov. 22, 2015

Man robbed at gunpoint

Posted: November 22, 2015 - 12:03am  |  Updated: November 22, 2015 - 12:36am

The following accounts were taken from Columbia County Sheriff’s Office incident reports:

 

Man robbed
at gunpoint

An Evans man called authorities Tuesday, five days after he said he was assaulted and robbed at gunpoint.

The 51-year-old man said he was standing near the curb in front door of his townhouse off Old Evans Road at about 11:30 on Nov. 12 when a man approached and hit him on the head with something. There was more than one assailant, who then stole $938 in cash from the man’s pocket. They got into a vehicle and left.

The man said he realized he was bleeding and went inside and cleaned the wounds. Two people inside the townhouse did not see the incident, but gave deputies statements consistent with the man’s.

When deputies arrived, the man showed them blood stains on the concrete where he said the assault happened and the bloody clothes he wore the night of the incident.

 

Restaurant burglarized

An owner of a Martinez restaurant told deputies Monday that someone she believes is a former employee burglarized the restaurant over the previous weekend.

The owner discovered Mot’s Pit Cooked Barbeque at 3963 Columbia Road had been burglarized when she opened the restaurant Monday morning. She said money left inside and beside the cash register was missing along with the Saturday receipts and a change bag.

An employee closed the restaurant at about 10:30 p.m. Nov. 14 and left a key in an agreed upon outdoor hidden spot, as she was told. The owner review the surveillance video footage and saw a man in a black hoodie get the key and open the front door of the building at about 11:30 p.m.

The video showed the burglar taking cash from the register and taking the change bag and cash envelope with Saturday’s money that were beside the register.

The burglar then waved at one of the cameras and went into the owner’s office. He then left out the front door, taking the cash and the key with him.

 

Motorist pulls gun on driver

A man called authorities Monday and said a motorist had pulled a handgun on him.

The 44-year-old man said he was driving on Furys Ferry Road at about 10:40 a.m. when a man driving a Mercedes Benz wove in and out of traffic, nearly hitting his vehicle.

The man pulled up to the Mercedes and told the driver to be more careful because he nearly caused a wreck. The driver responded by telling the man not to worry about it.

When the man said he was worried about it, he said the Mercedes driver pulled out a black pistol and pointed it at him. The men then backed off and took a photo of the Mercedes’ license plate. A deputy wasn’t able to make contact with the registered owner.

 

Woman’s stolen iPad returned

A woman said Tuesday that whoever stole her iPad in Waynesboro, Ga., has returned it.

The woman said her iPad was stolen three months ago from her car in Waynesboro. She did not report the theft to Waynesboro authorities. On Monday, the woman said the iPad was turned on and located at an Evans home using the Find My iPhone app.

Deputies spoke to the homeowners and neighbors. No one admitted having the missing iPad or knowing where it was.

A couple of hours after deputies visited the home, the woman said she got a call from a blocked number. The male caller said she would find her iPad behind the dumpsters at the Burger King on Deans Bridge Road in Augusta. She went to the restaurant and found the iPad, but no one was around. Happy to have the iPad back, the woman opted not to press charges.

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