3 robberies, 1 shooting overnight in Macon, Bibb County

lfabian@macon.comNovember 4, 2013 

A man wearing a plastic bag, T-shirt and shorts, robbed the Flash Foods early Monday on Thomaston Road in Bibb County.

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Macon police and Bibb County deputies are spending early Monday looking for robbers and a shooter after separate incidents overnight, according to 911 dispatcher reports.

Shortly after 3 a.m., the Flash Foods at 5602 Thomaston Road, at the corner of Heath Road, was robbed.

A black male wearing a plastic bag on his head grabbed the clerk and demanded money, took the cash and ran, according to a news release from the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office.

The man, who stood about 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighed about 160 pounds, was wearing a white T-shirt, gray shorts with red and white stripes, and black socks with no shoes.

No weapon was shown during the robbery, the release stated.

Meanwhile, Macon police are busy with other investigations.

A little more than two hours before the Flash Foods holdup, the Sonoco Food Mart fell victim to armed robbers at 1681 Rocky Creek Road in the city limits.

Two employees told police a masked man with a handgun entered the store at about 12:50 a.m. and pointed a gun to the back of an employee’s head as he mopped the floor. The gunman demanded money and the employee complied, giving him an undisclosed amount. The gunman struck the employee in the forehead several times before leaving, according to a Macon police news release.

The employee was taken to The Medical Center of Central Georgia. His injuries don’t appear to be life-threatening, according to the release.

The gunman is described as being a black man, who was wearing a blue jacket and a black and white bandana over his face, according to police.

Information has not been released about whether the incidents could be related.

Macon police are also investigating a robbery by force at the corner of Hightower and Hollis roads, about two blocks from Pio Nono Avenue.

Shortly after 10 p.m. Sunday, a person was reported shot in the 1400 block of Rocky Creek Road, which is in the curve of the road near the McDonald’s.

No further information was available about the victim or circumstances of the shooting.

Authorities are expected to release more details later Monday.

Anyone with information in these crimes is urged to call Macon Regional CrimeStoppers at 877-68CRIME.

Writer Amy Leigh Womack contributed to this report.

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