Student reports being robbed

Published 3:29 pm Tuesday, March 20, 2012

A Bainbridge College student reported being robbed by three men who offered him a ride last Wednesday, March 14.

The victim stated that a man, whom he was familiar with but did not personally know, approached him on the Bainbridge College campus Wednesday afternoon, according to a Bainbridge Public Safety incident report. During a brief conversation, the man had an opportunity to see that the victim had a large amount of cash in his pocket.

The victim stated that after one of his classes ended around 6 p.m., he accepted a ride home from the man he had talked with earlier and got into a car along with two other men, one of which he also recognized from around campus.

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The four men first stopped at a convenience store but after they got back on the road, the suspect, who was driving the car, began driving in circles around the Eureka Heights neighborhood, also known as “The Pear Orchard.” The neighborhood is located northeast of Calhoun Street in central Bainbridge.

After several minutes of driving around, the driver turned onto Back Street and stopped. The car’s front seat passenger reportedly opened the door next to where the victim was sitting, forcibly held him down and took his money. The victim then took off running because he thought the robber was reaching underneath a seat to get a weapon.

BPS Investigator Chris Jordan is actively looking into the case.


Other incidents

• On Monday, March 19, an employee of Peoples South Bank on Tallahassee Highway reported receiving counterfeit bills among money that three separate businesses had deposited over the weekend at the bank. Public Safety Investigator Anthony Stubbs took possession of three counterfeit $20 bills and two counterfeit $50 bills.

• On Thursday, March 15, a resident of Kelley Road reported that someone had damaged an air conditioning unit located inside a garage and stripped its copper coils.

• On Tuesday, March 13, BPS received a report that someone had damaged a heating and cooling unit outside a home on Palmetto Street and partially stripped some of its copper tubing.

• Also on March 13, someone reported that two drink machines had been damaged due to forced entry. The cost to repair the machines was estimated at more than $1,000.

• Also on March 13, an employee of the Decatur County Health Department reported that sometime during the previous night, someone had broken into the office, ransacked several rooms and stolen a high-definition TV from inside.

• On March 11, an employee of a business on South Scott Street reported that someone had painted what appeared to be a street gang symbol on the rear wall of the business.