Robbery at church, of cab driver connected, Bibb authorities say

Staff reportJanuary 26, 2014 

Bibb County authorities believe two Sunday robberies -- of a man at church and of cab driver -- are connected.

The first incident occurred about 10:30 a.m. at a Robert Henry Street church, according to a Bibb County Sheriff’s Office news release. The suspect approached a 62-year-old man, gave the impression he had a weapon under his shirt and demanded the man’s wallet. After getting the wallet, the suspect left the church.

The second robbery occurred just before 11 a.m. on Glendale Avenue, according to the release. The suspect called a cab company to pick him up in the 3400 block of Houston Avenue.

A 48-year-old cab driver picked up the suspect and drove him to a location on Glendale Avenue, according to the release. As the driver stopped on Glendale Avenue, the suspect put an object to the driver’s head and demanded money. When the driver saw the object was a stick, he accelerated, causing the suspect to fall out of the open rear door. The suspect did not get any money from the driver.

No one was injured in either incident.

In both cases, the suspect was described as a dark-skinned black male with a scraggly beard. Disheveled in appearance, he was wearing a brown ski type jacket and red and black tennis shoes.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Bibb sheriff’s office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for an on-call investigator or Macon Regional CrimeStoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

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