A 42-year-old Macon man has been charged with armed robbery in connection with the Monday robbery and beating of a Forsyth Road convenience store manager.
Macon police arrested Eric Adams, of Swan Drive, Wednesday on the armed robbery charge and a probation violation, according to a police news release.
A second man, 21-year-old Frederick Tremell Fletcher, of Crystal Lake Circle, also is charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault and a probation violation, according to police.
The 63-year-old manager of the Circle K, at 4451 Forsyth Road, was getting into her vehicle outside the store about 10:35 a.m. Monday when a man approached her and demanded her purse. While struggling for the purse, the gunman struck the woman repeatedly with the butt of a handgun, according to police.
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The gunman left with the purse in a Honda Accord that was recovered later on Napier Avenue.