Man charged with attempted armed robbery of North Augusta Papa John's

NORTH AUGUSTA, SC (WFXG) - A 20-year-old man tried to rob a North Augusta Papa John's at gunpoint Monday night, according to a North Augusta Department of Public Safety incident report.

Chauncy Pierre Johnson of Augusta is charged with attempted armed robbery, according to the report.

Officers were dispatched to the Papa John's at 217 Edgefield Rd. around 11 p.m. An employee told officers he was taking a smoke break outside when a man walked up to him, asked for a cigarette and then asked, "where is the money at?"

The employee told the man he didn't have any money, according to the report. The man pulled his jacket back and showed a gun. He kept demanding money, but the employee told him he wasn't getting any. The man then walked away.

Another employee followed the man to self-storage units on Bradleyville Road and called officers, according to the report. Officers found Johnson inside the self-storage units.

Johnson had removed his clothes and discarded them, along with a pistol and backpack, at the self-storage units, according to the report.

Johnson was arrested and booked at the Aiken County Detention Center.