The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office:
Man sought for robbery of pizza restaurant
Columbia County deputies are seeking a man they say robbed a Martinez pizzeria at gunpoint Wednesday evening.
The manager of the CiCi's Pizza at 4020 Washington Road told police that at about 10 p.m. Wednesday, a man came into the restaurant located in Columbia Square to pick up a phoned-in order. Instead, he brandished a silver revolver, according to a Columbia County Sheriff's Office report.
The man ordered the manager to open the cash drawer, then lie on the floor, according to the report.
The suspect fled the store on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash toward Columbia Road.
The CiCi's manager described the robber as black, about 30 years old, 6 feet tall and about 280 pounds, wearing jeans, a gray shirt with black stripes and a black jacket.
Anyone with information about the robber's identity or whereabouts should call the Columbia County Sheriff's Office at (706) 541-2800.
Man's credit is used after home burned
A man temporarily living in a Martinez Holiday Inn told police Monday that someone fraudulently opened a credit account under his name.
The man, residing at the hotel at 441 Park West Drive because his home burned last month, said his father contacted him with a message from Dell Financial Services about a newly opened account.
The man said he doesn't have an account with Dell Financial and has not opened any new accounts.
A Dell Financial representative told the man what personal information was used to open the account, confirming it was his correct information.
He took steps to close the account and notified credit reporting agencies of the fraud.
Kmart employee is arrested after theft
An employee of the Martinez K mart was arrested Monday after she admitted stealing items from the store.
Authorities charged Angela Denise Lowery, 24, of the 2900 block of Celeste Drive in Augusta, with misdemeanor shoplifting and released her from the Columbia County Detention Center after she posted a $1,100 bond.
The loss prevention associate at the store at 3830 Washington Road told police he and another store associate saw Lowery take $151.93 worth of merchandise, including three pairs of pants, three jackets and a 6-foot-tall Christmas tree.
The loss prevention associate told police Lowery was detained and admitted taking the items before officers arrived.
Woman reports fraud, unexpected deliveries
A Brandon Wilde resident called police to report fraud Monday after she received packages she did not order.
The 84-year-old resident of the Evans retirement community said someone used her personal information and credit card to order items from the Internet.
When she checked her credit card account, the woman said, she discovered several unauthorized charges. The woman said she spoke with the credit card company's fraud department and canceled the card.
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