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POLICE BLOTTER: Victim waits 3 days to report robbery

  • Friday, May 24, 2013

  • Updated Monday, September 23, 2013 11:12 am

A Georgetown man says he was robbed while at the car wash in the 1900 block of Highmarket Street at about 9:30 p.m. May 17.
The man said he was cleaning his car when two men approached asking for a couple of dollars.
The man gave them some money and they left but returned minutes later asking for more cash.
When the man told them he had no more money, one of the suspects said “we know you have money so give it up.”
One of the robbers started punching the man in the face.
While the one man was hitting the victim, the other took his wallet containing $60 in cash and other items of value.
The men also took the victim’s cell phone.
The victim yelled that he had a gun and the suspects ran away.
The victim waited three days to notify police. When asked why he waited, he said he thought 911 was only for emergencies. He was advised being robbed is considered an emergency.
No one has been arrested.

 Combative at GMH

A 21-year-old Georgetown man was arrested after assaulting a security guard at Georgetown Memorial Hospital Tuesday evening.
When police arrived they were told the man was a patient on the second floor when he became irate with a nurse who called security.
The man locked himself in the bathroom. The security guard talked to the man through the door who then walked out of the bathroom and punched the guard in the mouth twice causing him to suffer a busted lip.
The two continued to fight until other staff members were able to separate them.
The suspect was walked to the ER where he was restrained on a bed.
During the ruckus, the man reportedly pushed a woman who was in a hallway causing her to injure her arm and finger.
The man was taken to jail.

Drunk in the trunk

Someone from Burdette Loop in Georgetown called 911 Monday night because of a suspicious noise.
When a deputy arrived he heard a banging noise coming from the trunk of a vehicle parked in a yard.
The officer then heard someone yelling “let me out.”
The owner of the car was found and unlocked the trunk.
The 35-year-old man who was in the trunk was “very intoxicated.”
He said was trying to install speakers in the car when he got locked in the trunk.
It was discovered the man had warrants out for him in both Georgetown and Williamsburg Counties, so he was arrested.

ID stolen

A man from Driver’s Lane in the Pleasant Hill area tried to file his taxes but was notified Monday they had already been filed.
Knowing someone had hacked his identity, the man called 911.
He told a deputy he received a letter in the mail informing him he had filed electronically but he ignored it because he always files by mail.
When he contacted the IRS he was told he filed jointly but he said he would never do that because he is single.

Information is subject to change as the investigation proceeds. Individuals arrested and/or charged have not been convicted.
— Compiled by Scott Harper


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