Three Macon stores robbed in span of about six hours

It was a busy morning for Bibb County deputies Wednesday.

Three armed robberies at Macon stores were reported in the span of about six hours.

The first occurred at 3:15 a.m. at Flash Foods, 4314 Pio Nono Ave. It's reported that two gunman entered the store forcing the clerks to open the cash register. Before running from the store, they took the money, cigars and cigarettes, according to a sheriff's office news release.

At about 9:30 p.m., a man armed with a gun and a black shirt covering his face robbed Subway at 3624 Mercer University Drive. The gunman ordered the clerk to open the safe and cash register. The employee told him they were not able to open the safe and opened the register.

He took the money from the register and the employee's cell phone and ran from the store toward Mercer University Drive, according to a sheriff's office news release.

At about the same time that Subway was being hit, a robbery was reported at Reliance Food Mart, 3609 Pio Nono Ave. It's reported that a man entered the store, went to the restroom. He left the store, returned a short time later and walked over to the ATM, a sheriff's office news release states.

The employee told the man the ATM didn't work at which time he pulled out what was described as a "long gun" and entered the enclosure where the employee was.

The gunman took a bag of money and ran from the store.

No injuries were reported in the robberies.

From January to June 2016, there were 29 commercial armed robberies in Bibb County. For that same period this year, there have been 40, according to Bibb County Sheriff's Office spokesman Lt. Randy Gonzalez.

Anyone with information is asked to call Bibb County Sheriff's Office at (478) 751-7500 or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

 

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