Seven men were robbed and forced to undress when crooks held up an Augusta convenience store this past weekend.
According to a Richmond County Sheriff’s Office incident report, three men — one who was masked and armed — entered J.R.’s Stop and Shop, located on Martin Luther King Boulevard in Augusta, around 8:30 p.m. Saturday and demanded the business owner and six customers remove and hand over their pants.
The gunman told the victims “Don’t make me make this a homicide,” according to the report.
The robber then told the victims, who ranged in age from 44 to 80, to hand over their jewelry and money and instructed the store owner to empty the register.
After robbing the customers and store, Police said the crooks left in two of the victim’s vehicles, a 1998 Lincoln Towncar and a 1993 Buick Century.
According to the incident report, the bandits made off with nearly $3,500, cell phones, and various pieces of jewelry.
Police located the vehicles shortly after the incident was reported. The Buick was found on Dunns Lane. The Lincoln was found at the intersection of Swanee Quintet Boulevard and Steiner Avenue with all of the men’s pants inside. The pants were returned to the owners, according to the report.
An arrest has not been made in the robbery.