2 armed men rob food deliveryman
Columbia County authorities are looking for two men who robbed a food delivery driver at gunpoint Wednesday morning.
Sheriff's Maj. Rick Whitaker said the men, armed with handguns, approached a Cisco Foods deliveryman at 6:15 a.m. as he unloaded his truck at the Holiday Inn West, 441 Parkwest Drive, near Interstate 20.
The robbers, described as black and wearing dark clothes and bandanas, took credit cards, two cell phones and $10 from the deliveryman, Whitaker said.
The robbers forced the deliveryman into the back of his truck, then left, Whitaker said. The driver was not injured.
The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office:
Bomb blows up in street, couple report
Police responded to the home of a Martinez man Tuesday morning who said he saw a potential homemade bomb explode.
The man said he and his wife were sitting in their vehicle at the end of their driveway talking at about 3 a.m. Tuesday when they heard a car driving down the street. The man said that when the car had passed, he heard a loud boom. They saw smoke and a burned water bottle after the car had left the neighborhood.
Police found the water bottle, which contained some type of chemical. Little balls of aluminum foil were found on the ground around the bottle.
Glass falls on infant as car window is broken
A Grovetown man called police Monday to report that his car window had been broken and the glass fell onto his infant.
He said that at about 8:40 p.m., he was driving west on Washington Road and had stopped to turn left onto Flowing Wells Road. He said he then saw an object, possibly a golf ball, hit the rear right window of his Honda Pilot, leaving a round hole in the glass.
Before he could pull over, the glass shattered and fell out and onto his child, who was in a child safety seat near the window. Police were unable to locate the projectile in the vehicle or on the street.
Police interviewed a television news crew filming at the Sidetrack Bar and Grill and restaurant patrons, but no one saw the incident.
Customer steals hair braids from salon
The owner of a Martinez hair salon called police Monday to report that a woman had left the business with braids without paying for them.
The owner of Ischa African Hair Braids, at 3705 Washington Road, said a woman had her hair braided at the salon and left without paying between 8:30 and 8:45 p.m., the owner said the woman claimed she did not have enough money to cover the $210 bill and needed to get the rest from her grandparents.
The woman was allowed to leave to get the money, but never returned. The owner told police the woman left in a green passenger car, which was registered to an Augusta address. Police were unable to contact anyone at the address.
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