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Two Suspects Captured, A Third Suspect On The Loose In Family Dollar Robbery

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Photo of the scene where Richmond County sheriff's Office deputies are searching for at least one suspect in a Family Dollar robbery Photo of the scene where Richmond County sheriff's Office deputies are searching for at least one suspect in a Family Dollar robbery
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***UPDATED at 1:42 P.M. on Thursday, October 10th***

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has released more information concerning a Thursday morning armed robbery at a Central Avenue Family Dollar store and the subsequent search for suspects.

Investigators say, deputies responded around 9:41 a.m. Thursday morning the store, which is located at 1801 Central Avenue. Upon their arrival, deputies learned that two black male suspects entered the business armed with handguns and demanded money from the employees. The suspects received an undisclosed amount of money from the business, as well as money and items from two delivery men at the business and the employees.

Investigators say the two armed suspects left the scene in a black Chevrolet Caprice being driven by a third black male suspect.

Deputies spotted the vehicle on Battle Row, where a vehicle pursuit ensued. The pursuit ended in the rear of the Circle K at the corner of Center West Parkway and Washington Road where the three suspects ran from the vehicle. Two of the suspects (the driver and one of the armed suspects) were apprehended and the third suspect is still on the loose.

At the time of this release, Investigators are currently interviewing the two suspects apprehended. Information will be released on their identities as well as the identity of the third suspect as soon as it becomes available.

After an early Thursday morning robbery, the Family Dollar on Central Avenue is closed. Count on WJBF News Channel 6's Tyrone McCoy to bring you the latest on this developing story during our Thursday evening newscasts.

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***POSTED at 10:45 A.M. on Thursday, October 10th***

Richmond County Sheriff's Office deputies are searching for at least one suspect in connection to the robbery of a Family Dollar store.

The robbery happened Thursday morning at the store on Central Avenue in Augusta.

Deputies chased the suspect to Washington Road, where the search continues.

There is no word yet if other suspects are in custody.

We will continue to follow this developing story and provide the latest information as it becomes available.

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***UPDATED at 5:04 P.M. on Thursday, October 10th***

Richmond County deputies need your help finding the last of three men who robbed a Family Dollar on Central Avenue. News Channel 6's Tyrone McCoy explains.

Maraget Blomgren, a witness to the action explains what she saw Thursday morning. She says, "when you see a guy with his hoodie up and covering himself up and kind of running at full throttle and jumping things, it reminds you of the cops on TV."

What Margaret Blomgren saw outside of Lucy's Laundry was not part of the TV show.
Richmond County investigators tell me two armed men entered the Family Dollar on and demanded money from the clerk, items from two delivery men, then got away in the back of this car. Deputies later spotted and chased the car to behind this Circle K on Washington Rd. The three men in the car ran behind these buildings. That caught the attention of Ms. Blomgren.

"Then I talked to the Cops, telling them the path the guy took and where he got tackled at because they had police dogs out here and they were looking for stuff," Blomgren explains.

The Sheriff's Office says they caught two suspects. Deputies brought out the Crime Scene Unit to help with the search for the third one. Hours later, they called the search off.

"I was like that's impressive. They impressed me. They made sure everybody was safe and everything was good," she adds.

At last word, the third suspect is still on the loose.If you have any information about this robbery or the whereabouts of the third suspect,contact the Richmond County Sheriff's Office at 706-821-1000.

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