Gunman hits Houston Avenue grocery Sunday morning

From staff reportsApril 22, 2013 

A gunman made off with $700 when he pulled a revolver on a Houston Avenue grocer Sunday morning.

The owner of the store, Khawl Seepersaed, told Macon police that a masked black man wearing a camouflage jacket came into his store, A@S Grocery on Houston Avenue, with a chrome revolver about 9:30 a.m. Sunday. The man walked behind the counter, demanded money and took cash from him and the register, according to a police report. He also took two cartons of Newport 100 cigarettes.

No one was injured.

The bandit ran from the store toward Quinlan Drive along with another black man who was wearing a black coat, camoflage pants and a mask. Both of them jumped inside a white, four-door car and continued on toward Quinlan.

A customer who was inside the store at the time buying diapers gave police the name of a man she saw a few minutes before the armed robbery. He had been standing in front of a gaming machine sending text messages. He “kept looking outside and acting suspicious,” the report said. The man left the store, and then the robber ran inside with a gun a few minutes later. The customer also gave police the name of a man she recognized who was standing outside the door, possibly serving as a lookout.

Another customer also told police she had seen a white, four-door car on Quinlan Drive while she was walking to the store that morning.

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