Chatham County, Georgia

From the Savannah Morning News of August 24, 2007

Convenience store owner foils armed robbers

The owner of a west Chatham County convenience store derailed the plans of two armed men who tried to rob him Thursday morning, using a gun of his own to send them packing.

The would-be robbers, with guns drawn, entered Mike’s Mini Mart at 2101 Lewis Mills Blvd. shortly after 7:30 a.m. Thursday, according to Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police.

When the owner saw the barrels of the assailants’ guns, he pulled out his own weapon and immediately opened fire as they entered. Seconds later, the two assailants turned and fled from the business.

No customers were in the store, and no injuries were reported.

The men fired two shots at the business before fleeing, blowing out their own rear window in the process, according to a police report.

Police are asking the public’s help to find a small blue or black car with the rear windshield shot out.

The car was last seen traveling toward ACL Boulevard with an orange hand truck or a lawn mower protruding from its trunk.

The assailants are described as two black males, one wearing a white T-shirt, dark shorts and white tennis shoes. He is 6 feet tall, weighing 160 to 170 pounds, with long dreadlocks. His accomplice stands about 5 feet, 9 inches, weighing 160 pounds. He was wearing a gray or green ball cap, a black hooded sweatshirt and yellow jogging pants with two stripes down the sides.


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