Macon police on Thursday charged a man with breaking into three businesses through their roofs.
At 4:15 a.m. Thursday, video cameras at the Topline Liquor Store at 3714 Eisenhower Parkway recorded a man breaking in and taking merchandise and money, according to a Macon police news release. When police investigators saw the video, they identified the burglar as Rodney Bernard Hogan.
At 2:30 p.m. Thursday, a Macon police officer pulled over a truck driven by Hogan. When the officer used his radio to check Hogan’s license status, an investigator familiar with the Topline Liquor burglary heard the name and asked the officer to hold Hogan until he got there. When the investigator arrived, a large amount of cash was found in the truck, according to the news release.
After interviewing Hogan, investigators charged him with the Topline Liquor burglary as well as burglaries of two other businesses: the Marathon gas station at 4116 Napier Ave. and Bloomfield Package at 2487 Rocky Creek Road. According to the Bibb County jail inmate information Web site, Hogan, of a Log Cabin Drive address, also was charged with parole violation and probation violation.