Cashier chases man through downtown Augusta

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Authorities say a cashier chased a suspect through downtown Augusta after being robbed at knife-point.

Police say the cashier gave chase after the suspect came into Pantry Inc. in Augusta around 11 p.m. Wednesday and stole several telephones and some cash.

Richmond County sheriff's officials tell The Augusta Chronicle that the cashier ran after the man on Broad Street and caught up with him on 13th Street. Authorities say the suspect threw the cashier's cellphone on the ground, smashing the screen.

The suspect then ran across the 13th Street bridge into South Carolina.

Sheriff's officials are using surveillance video from the store in their investigation.


waltspecht 2 years, 10 months ago

Might one suggest that if you give chase, you have a means of defending yourself. Preferably one where you don't have to get closer than seven yards.


FryarTuk 2 years, 10 months ago

Great chase! Let the thief keep his ace in the Palmetto State. They'll deal with him.


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