A Macon man is accused of stealing a glass jar of money from the Rescue Mission of Middle Georgia late Sunday night.
George Cole Jr., 48, was charged with burglary in the incident, according to a Bibb County Sheriff’s Office news release.
At about 11 p.m. Sunday, the alarm at the Rescue Mission, 3375 Napier Ave., went off. When sheriff’s deputies arrived, the front doors were open. No one was found inside, the release states.
Surveillance video showed a man walking around the outside of the Rescue Mission. He pulled on the front doors, then he pulled on the back doors. He walked back to the front and pulled on the doors again, the release states.
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He then picked up what appeared to be a rock or piece of brick and threw it at the door. The glass in the door smashed, and the lock broke. The man ran inside the building and grabbed the jar of money before fleeing, the release states. The amount of money was not disclosed.
Deputies began searching for the man and within minutes found Cole walking on Lily Avenue toward Montpelier Avenue. He matched the description of the suspect, the release states.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 478-751-7500 or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 877-68-CRIME.