Two men stole 72 cans of Bud Light beer Sunday night from the Kroger grocery store on Columbia Road in Martinez.
Pamela Shulfer of Evans - who was shopping at the store - told authorities that she noticed two white men with baggy jeans and shirts walking towards the exit of the store, carrying 18-packs of beer which they had not paid for. The men were described as having brown hair and medium build.
Shulfer told police that the two men got into a small, dark Ford truck with a South Carolina tag and drove out of the parking lot.
Thief takes tips
A man took more than a drink from the bar at the Finish Line Cafe on South Belair Road in Augusta Sunday night.
Bartender Donna Letbetter and barkeep David Morrow told authorities early Sunday morning that they noticed a man who had bent over in front of the bar. Morrow saw the jar used to place tip money in was empty and had been knocked on the floor.
Mr. Morrow told police that he tried to stop the man who he suspected took the money. The suspect ran eastward on McDaniel Road behind the bar and was described as wearing a bright yellow shirt, blue jean shorts and an unknown colored hat. While running away, the man lost his shoes which were taken by police. Employees are unsure of how much money was taken.
Cracked antique glass
A suspect is wanted in connection with criminal trespassing charges of destroying several antique glass windows.
Gerald Williams, of 54 Scenic Lakes Drive in North Augusta, told authorities that the six windows in the house on Old Ferry Road were destroyed. According to police reports, no one entered the house and nothing was missing.
An aluminum door at a residence on the 4000 block of Briarwood Court in Martinez was damaged by someone trying to pry it open, police said.
David Blessing, 36, told authorities that he found pry marks on the door and door frame of his house where someone had tried to break into his home. He said that he think the damage was done between July 13 and July 26. Police have no suspects at this time.
The Martinez Fire Department responded to the following calls during the week of July 14-20: structure fire, one; grass fires, three; vehicle fire, one; controlled burn, one; natural gas leak, one; fire alarms, four; medical calls, 14; rescue calls, seven; investigation, one; public service, one; other, one.
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