Man Robs Store With a Stick, Flees on Lawn Mower

A man from Aiken took the phrase “stick up” quite literally last week.

The man, 45 year old Ricky New, attempted to rob Kent’s Korner on Edgefield Highway with a stick, beating one of the clerks in the process. After the “stick up” in which he actually got away with some cash, he fled in his getaway vehicle –  a lawn mower.

Obviously, the man didn’t get too far as responding officers caught the man, who tried to hide his face with a towel. The police recognized him from other crimes he committed in the past and booked him on charges of first degree assault/battery and armed robbery. The clerk had bruises on her arm, but was otherwise fine.