Four men played video gaming machines at the BP for about an hour before robbing the convenience store at 4739 Houston Road early Wednesday.
Morning commuters had to find an alternative place for gasoline and coffee while the store remained closed for Bibb County deputies to investigate the 4 a.m. armed robbery near Seven Bridges and the junction of Broadway with Pio Nono and Houston avenues.
One of the men showed the butt of a handgun in his pants pocket as the other three took the cash register, lottery tickets and the clerk’s cellphone and wallet.
The four white men headed south on Ga. 247.
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They might have been in a light-colored SUV, according to a news release from the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office.
The three younger men could be in their late teens and were believed to be wearing gray T-shirts, blue jeans and baseball caps.
The man with the gun, who was believed to be in his 30s, had a muscular build with tattoos on each arm. He was wearing a black T-shirt and blue jeans, according to the description.
Anyone with information is asked to call Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 877-68-CRIME.