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North Augusta teen charged in connection with KFC armed robbery

February 1, 2019

A North Augusta teen has been charged in connection with an armed robbery at a KFC restaurant on East Martintown Road in North Augusta in January.

Bobby Brown, 17, is charged with armed robbery, according to jail records.

On Jan. 22, North Augusta Public Safety officers responded to the restaurant around 8 p.m. after receiving a 911 call about an armed robbery involving two suspects, according to the report.

Upon arrival, investigators spoke with employees and witnesses who all stated two black men entered the business and went behind the counter to get cash out of the registers, police reported.

Witnesses told officers one of the men was carrying what appeared to be an assault rifle and the two suspects seemed to be “rushing;” they dropped a large amount of money on the floor which they did not pick up before fleeing the scene, the report states.

No one was injured during the robbery.

The two suspects and a line cook from the kitchen fled out the back door of the restaurant, according to the report.

One of the employees told police the cook ran behind the two suspects and has not been seen since, but police do not believe the cook had anything to do with the robbery, the report states.

Investigators went out the back door where they found a trail of loose change and money leading through the woods to a curb where the suspects were seen getting into a vehicle, police reported.

A witness at the scene claimed to see the suspects get into a black Nissan Xterra before police arrived.

Brown was determined to be involved in the robbery. He was arrested Monday and taken to the Aiken County detention center, where he was still being held Thursday afternoon.

The second suspect has not yet been identified.

The North Augusta Department of Public Safety is still investigating the incident.

If anyone has any information on the second suspect they are asked to call the North Augusta Public Safety at 803-441-4274.

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