Macon grocery store robbed, suspect in custody

Macon police caught an armed robbery suspect Monday night minutes after two gunmen held up the Bloomfield Grocery shortly before 9 p.m.

Brandon Sidney, 18, of Brownley Road in Forsyth, is charged with armed robbery after police chased him down, according to a news release from the Macon Police Department.

An officer from Precinct 4 was flagged down as the robbers were running from the store at 4175 Bloomfield Road but one of the gunmen got away, the release stated.

At about 8:50 p.m. two gunmen with bandannas over their faces forced employees to the floor of the store and took money from the cash register before fleeing on foot.

Anyone with information in the case is asked to call Macon police at 751-7500 or Macon Regional CrimeStoppers at 742-2330 or (877) 68CRIME.