The following accounts were taken from reports from the Columbia County Sheriff's Office. Additional reports are available at www.columbiacountyso.org.
Subway robbed at gunpoint
Police are looking for a man who robbed a Martinez Subway restaurant at gunpoint Thursday.
A 17-year-old employee of the restaurant at 353 Furys Ferry Road told police that a man entered the store just after 9 p.m. and ordered a sandwich. The employee said when he went to the register to charge the man for his sandwich, the man lifted his shirt, showing the grip of a black handgun, and said, "Open the register. You're getting robbed."
As he slowly took money out of the register, the employee said, the robber told him, "You're acting stupid. Quit acting stupid." After the employee handed over the cash, the robber ordered him to go into the back of the store as he ran out the front door.
The employee described the robber as a black man in his late 30s or early 40s, 6-feet to 6-feet 3-inches tall, 150 to 180 pounds, wearing a white jersey, a gray beanie cap and baggy jeans.
A witness in the parking lot saw the robber get out of a white four-door vehicle and walk into the restaurant.
Money is stolen by irate customer
An employee of a Martinez fast food restaurant called police Saturday, claiming a customer snatched money out of her hand.
A customer of Embers Grill entered the restaurant at 190 Baston Road just before 5 p.m. and ordered a meal. He paid with a $20 bill, received $13.59 in change and walked outside. The man returned, asking how long before his order was ready, and the employee told him the food was ready.
Another employee was standing behind the counter with a $20 bill in her hand, preparing to transfer it to another register. She said the customer started yelling he wanted his money back and snatched the money out of her hand.
The man then ran out of the restaurant and left in a dark red Cadillac, headed east on River Watch Parkway.
Caller threatens to shoot at restaurant
An employee of a Martinez Waffle House told police Thursday that someone threatened to shoot at the restaurant and its employees if she didn't get a large order of burgers.
The 20-year-old server told police that a woman called the restaurant at 4291 Washington Road just after 11:30 p.m. and demanded 100 double cheeseburgers. The caller said if the burgers weren't ready, she was going to "shoot up the windows and come in and shoot all of them."
Accident victim's home burglarized, brother says
An Augusta man told police Sunday that someone burglarized his brother's home while he recovered in the hospital from a wreck.
The 50-year-old said a handgun, two bottles of prescription medication and $40 were taken from a black carrying case in the spare bedroom. When he returned to his brother's home at 6 p.m., the case was on the kitchen counter and the items were missing.
The man said his brother was in the hospital with serious injuries from an Aug. 14 vehicle wreck.
All the doors, except for the back sliding glass door, were locked, and police found no forced entry into the home.
Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue report for Aug. 9-15:
Structure fires, two; wood/brush/grass fires, three; vehicle fire, one; dumpster fire, one; other fire, one; activated fire alarms, four; medical incidents, 23; vehicle accidents, 12; rescue incidents, two; weather damage, two; investigate various incidents, nine; and assist citizens, two.
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