Man arrested in connection with Warner Robins burglary, attempted burglary

bpurser@macon.comJanuary 2, 2014 

Robert Walton

WARNER ROBINS -- A 53-year-old man was arrested in connection with an attempted burglary and burglary of two Warner Robins businesses Thursday morning.

Robert Lewis Walton is accused of burglarizing the Jump In convenience store at 915 Lake Joy Road at 4:46 a.m. and attempting to burglarize the Sunoco convenience store at 87 Gawin Drive at 3:57 a.m., according to police.

Warner Robins police Lt. Don Edwards checked the Jump In building when he saw broken glass from the front door, according to a news release. He had seen a vehicle leaving the store as he was arriving. Walton was driving, the release stated.

Authorities also are investigating two other burglaries.

The Houston County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the 4:29 a.m. Thursday burglary of the Sunoco convenience store at 599 S. Houston Lake Road. Sheriff’s Sgt. George Runyon said Walton is suspect of the burglary, and charges are pending.

Warner Robins police are investigating the 3:15 a.m. burglary of Bootleggers at 2611 Moody Road. Tabitha Pugh, public information officer for Warner Robins police, could not be reached by comment on whether Walton is a suspect in that burglary.

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