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Crime Report

Posted: November 19, 2013 - 6:38pm

Man attacked, robbed

A 36-year-old North Augusta man told North Augusta Public Safety that he was attacked and robbed while taking out the trash Nov. 7.

According to an incident report, the victim was approached around 8 p.m. on Seymour Place by two black men who pointed guns at him and demanded money.

The men made him lay on the ground and hit him several times in the head and fired several shots into the ground, the victim told officers.

The suspects then bound his hands with duct tape and placed additional tape around his mouth. The victim said that he was then forced inside his residence and again, the suspects demanded money.

The men left with about $3,100 and the victim’s cell phone. The victim saw the men get into a black Lincoln Sedan, according to the report.

The incident was turned over to an investigator.

Overturned tanker closes road

A portion of U.S. Highway 25 in North Augusta was closed Nov. 12 as crews cleaned up after an fuel tanker overturned and spilled some of its contents.

U.S. 25 between Edna Street and Ascauga Lake Road was closed about 11:30 a.m., said North Augusta Public Safety Sgt. Maurice Ransom. The exit 22 ramp on Interstate 520 was also closed.

About 11:04 a.m., the fuel truck overturned when the driver was turning left onto the I-520 ramp near U.S. 25, Ransom said.

An undetermined amount of fuel spilled from the tanker, which had an 8,200-gallon capacity.

Cleanup took several hours as crews transferred fuel remaining in the overturned tanker into an empty tanker, Ransom said.

The driver was taken to Georgia Regents Medical Center with injuries that were not life-threatening.

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