Warner Robins man accused of three robbery-related incidents

bpurser@macon.comJuly 23, 2013 

WARNER ROBINS -- A Warner Robins man accused of robbing an 83-year-old resident Friday also is suspected of the armed robbery of a credit union the next morning and of attempting to rob another man Monday.

Warner Robins police obtained an arrest warrant Tuesday for Charles Toliver, 47, of Knodishall Drive, in connection to Saturday’s robbery of the MidSouth Federal Credit Union, 1869 Watson Boulevard, according to a Warner Robins police news release.

He is accused of coming into the credit union at 9:39 a.m., handing the teller a note demanding money and fleeing with an undisclosed amount of cash, police said.

Toliver was arrested about 6:15 p.m. Monday by Macon police after attempting to rob an employee of Mike Brooks Flooring at 4340 Pio Nono Ave., according to a Macon police news release. He was charged with robbery by force in that 5:31 p.m. incident.

Toliver allegedly ran up to the 50-year-old employee as he was getting into his vehicle and first asked if he was hiring, according to a Macon police report. Toliver next demanded money, having grabbed the employee by both arms. He continued asking for money, the report stated.

When the employee said he didn’t have any money, Toliver threatened to shoot him, according to both the report. Toliver did not display a weapon, Jami Gaudet, public information officer for Macon police, stated in an email.

Toliver also allegedly grabbed a purse from inside the vehicle but the employee was able to retrieve it, according to the release. Toliver fled on foot.

The employee’s 7-year-old granddaughter was seated in the front seat and saw the incident unfold, according to the report.

Friday at 11:15 a.m., Toliver allegedly robbed a resident in his home in the 200 block of Brady Drive in the Warner Robins area, said Houston County sheriff’s Lt. Dave Carrick. The resident was not injured.

The resident allowed Toliver into his home because he knew him, according to a sheriff’s report. He told a sheriff’s deputy that Toliver immediately started asking him for money.

“When he would not give Mr. Toliver the money, he became aggressive by walking very close to him and still asking for money,” the report said.

The resident was concerned because Toliver allegedly took money from him twice before but he did not report it to authorities, according to the report.

When the resident turned to get Toliver some water at his request, Toliver allegedly grabbed him from behind and took $212 from his front right pocket.

Toliver then put $12 on a table and allegedly left with the $200, the report said.

Toliver was being held Tuesday in the Bibb County jail on the Macon robbery by force charge. His bond was set at $4,050. A hold was also placed on him by the other agencies.

Staff writer Jaime Williams contributed to this article. To contact writer Becky Purser, call 256-9559.

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