South Eastern Social Justice Breaking News Bulletin – 12-16-17 6:55 a.m. ET
Saturday Seconds: Second predawn stickup at North Augusta all-night business
By Greg Peterson
South Eastern Social Justice Breaking News
Co-owner, News Director
For the second night in a row, North Augusta Police are investigating the pre-dawn armed robbery of an all-night business.
The suspect fled on foot across the parking lot after a stickup at the McDonald’s at 1831 Georgia Ave. in North Augusta.
The second armed robbery was reported at about 6:15 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 at the popular fast food restaurant.
The suspect is described as a black male, about 6 foot, 2 inches tall, wearing a camouflage jacket, and a half-face neoprene mask.
The suspect this morning was also wearing leather hand gloves and was armed with a handgun.
The masked bandit was last seen running toward the SCE&G offices.
Meanwhile, a North Augusta gas station/convenience store was robbed yesterday morning before sunrise.
At about 4:30 a.m. on Fri, Dec. 15, 2017, two suspects with handguns held up the Shell Gas station/Circle K at 10308 Atomic Rd, in North Augusta.
Police used blood hounds to try and find the two suspects armed suspects described as two black males with masks
Witnesses say they fled on foot.
The clerk did not know the direction of travel because they made her lay on the floor
“She is panicking,” one officer reported about the very scared clerk.
Witnesses said they fled on foot, not vehicle – and ran through the parking lot of the BBQ Barn.
North Augusta Police used bloodhound search dogs in the area of Atomic Road and Old Edgefield Road, and a nearby wooded area.