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Local man reports unusual robbery
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A Statesboro man told police he was robbed at gunpoint Saturday, but when he asked the alleged gunman to give back his phone, the robber complied.

The alleged victim said he was taking out his trash at a Statesboro Place Circle apartment when an unknown man approached him with a gun and demanded he empty his pockets, said Statesboro police Detective Sgt. Patrick Haralson.

The victim said he handed over $20, his keys and two cellphones, but when he walked back to his apartment, the suspect followed him.

Wanting more, the robber allegedly demanded the victim remove his clothes before he searched the apartment. Taking nothing more, the suspect left, but the victim said he followed him outside, Haralson said.

The alleged victim then asked the suspect “to at least leave him a phone,” he said.

The victim told investigators the suspect left his keys and phone on an air conditioner, according to Haralson.

It was not clear whether the victim was clothed when he allegedly followed the suspect. The case is being investigated.


Herald reporter Holli Deal Saxon may be reached at 912-489-9414.

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