The following accounts were taken from reports from the Columbia County Sheriff's Office. Additional reports are available at www.columbiacountyso.org:
Police looking for robbery suspect
Police are searching for a man who robbed the clerk of a Martinez Subway restaurant at gunpoint Thursday evening.
An employee of the Subway at 3821 Washington Road told police that about 9:20 p.m. she was taking garbage out behind the restaurant when she heard footsteps. A man carrying a gun approached her. He pushed her inside with the gun pointed at her back and demanded money from the cash register and safe.
She said she didn't know the safe combination and pleaded as the gunman pointed the weapon at her head. The robber took the cash from the register and left.
The employee's husband, who arrived to pick her up, told police he saw a man in a ski mask pointing a gun at his wife and called 911.
Police were unable to find the robber in the area.
Burglar breaks in to same store twice
The owner of an Evans convenience store called police Saturday after discovering that someone burglarized his store twice in one night.
The owner of Allen's Country Store, at 4277 Washington Road, said the video surveillance showed a man inside the store's office about 1:30 a.m. Saturday putting $6,000 worth of cigarettes and other tobacco products into a trash bag. The owner said it appeared the burglar had entered through the roof at the rear of the building.
The surveillance system was activated again at 2:12 a.m. and showed the same man in the front part of the store, where he used the trash bag to steal $100 worth of pornographic magazines, 10 toys worth $200 and 20 baseball caps worth $140.
Police found several of the magazines near a trash bin behind the building and concrete blocks stacked near the damaged roof.
Woman's car is stolen, burned
A Waynesboro, Ga., woman received a call Saturday from a Richmond County sheriff's deputy, who said that her 2008 Mitsubishi Galant had been found on Old Waynesboro Road and appeared to have been set on fire.
She said she didn't know the car was missing until the call.
She said she had left her car in the parking lot of Rhinehart's restaurant at 303 N. Belair Road, Evans, before leaving town with a friend. The doors were locked, the alarm was set and she had the keys.
Appling man says shots fired at house
A man told police Saturday that someone fired a gun at his home. The 45-year-old said that while he was standing at the entrance to his garage he heard a gunshot and a bullet zipping through the trees in his front yard. After running to the shed on the other side of the house, he heard another shot that hit a tree near him.
He yelled at two people, who sounded like juveniles in a gas-powered golf car. The intruders left toward Pecan Road.
Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue Activity Report for the week of May 4-10:
Structure fires, four; wood/brush/grass fires, two; vehicle fires, two; controlled/unauthorized burns, eight; other fires, two; activated fire alarms, eight; gas line rupture, one; interior natural gas leak, one; medical incidents, 21; vehicle accidents, 10; rescue incident, one; weather damage, one; investigate various incidents, five; assist residents, three; mutual aid/public safety assistance, three; and other, one.
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