Robbery suspect flees on riding mower
Friday, November 19, 2010
According to the Aiken County Sheriff's Office, Ricky New entered the store carrying a large stick, demanded money, assaulted the clerk with the stick, and left with an undisclosed amount of money. He then tried to make his getaway on a Craftsman mower. His face was concealed by a towel, but Ricky New lives nearby and the clerk identified him promptly after the incident.
New has been charged with armed robbery, and first degree.
Captain Troy Elwell, a spokesman for the Sheriff's Office, said "Never seen anything quite like this one. I’ve seen some strange cases, but a getaway vehicle as a lawnmower. That doesn’t take a whole lot of thought to figure out that you’re not going to get too far on it."
"I’m getting a good amount of calls on this", he also said.
- Susan Trautsch. "Please, tell me mower! Aiken robber uses lawnmower for escape" — , November 18, 2010
- "Stick-up suspect flees scene on mower" — , November 18, 2010