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Bi-Lo Robber Caught for Holdup on Peach Orchard Road

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Richmond County authorities have arrested one of two suspects accused of robbing the Bi-Lo grocery store Tuesday morning on Peach Orchard Road in Augusta .

Craig Roberts II, 34, of Aiken, was arrested Thursday and jailed on two counts of robbery by intimidation. There’s been no news of an arrest of the second suspect.

Bi-Lo employees say Roberts came to the service counter at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday and asked for a money order application. He then took it and scribbled a note: “Give me all the money in the register or your dead,” according to a sheriff’s report.

The employee filled a plastic bag with money and gave it to the robber. The second suspect distracted the store manager during the hold-up and left with Roberts afterward. They both fled in a black Honda Civic, a report says.

The second suspect was described as a black male, 6-feet tall, 200 pounds with long dreads, wearing a gray hat with lime green on it, dark shirt and plaid shorts.

Roberts is being held under $15,800 bond.

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Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh is an award-winning crime reporter in the Augusta-Aiken area with experience writing for The Augusta Chronicle, The Augusta Press and serving as publisher of The Jail Report. Rickabaugh is a 1994 graduate of the University of South Carolina and has appeared on several crime documentaries on the Investigation Discovery channel.

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