WARNER ROBINS -- A woman pulled a gun on her would-be robber before he and his accomplices fled the scene, police say.
Four teenagers, including two minors, were arrested in connection with the attempted robbery about 4:45 a.m. Thursday outside of the 24/7 Coin Laundry at 3501 N. U.S. 41, according to a Warner Robins police news release.
Jahquan Eubanks, 18, of Macon, was charged with attempted armed robbery, theft by receiving a stolen car, theft by receiving a stolen gun, possession of a firearm during a crime, aggravated assault and obstruction of an officer, the release stated.
Eugene Fuller, 17, of Macon, was charged with theft by receiving a stolen car, theft by receiving a stolen gun, possession of a firearm during a crime, marijuana possession, aggravated assault and obstruction of an officer.
Two other boys, ages 16 and 14, both from Macon, were charged with theft by receiving a stolen vehicle, theft by receiving a stolen gun and obstruction of an officer. Names of minors charged in a crime, unless prosecuted as adults, are withheld under state law.
According to the news release, a 35-year-old Warner Robins woman was approached by one of the four teens in her car in the parking lot of the coin laundry. Tabitha Pugh, public information officer for police, identified the teen as Eubanks.
Police say Eubanks had a gun. But so did the woman. She pulled hers from the glove compartment and pointed it at Eubanks as he pointed a gun at her. He fled in a car with Fuller and the two minors, firing a shot as the vehicle sped away from the parking lot, the news release stated.
Houston County sheriffs deputies caught up with the car in the Arrie Drive area where two of the four were taken into custody. The others fled on foot and were arrested a short time later by Peach County deputies in the Georgian Walk area, Pugh said.
The gun and vehicle had been reported stolen from Bibb County, the release stated. No one was injured.
Anyone with information related to the incident is asked to contact Warner Robins police Detective Justin Clark at (478) 302-5384.
To contact writer Becky Purser, call 256-9559.