A 33-year-old Macon man has been charged in connection with multiple thefts at an area pawnshop, two Waffle House locations and Macon Bedroom and Bedding, according to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office.
Christopher Michael Giddens, also known as Christopher Michael Williams, was arrested Wednesday night during a Macon police traffic stop, according to a news release.
Giddens, of Williamson Road, is charged with armed robbery, two counts of deposit account fraud, two counts of theft by deception, a Superior Court probation violation and three counts of theft by taking, according to the release.
On July 30, Giddens is accused of writing checks for merchandise at Van’s Pawn Mart, 3771 Mercer University Drive, on an account that didn’t have any funds. He also is accused of taking a tool off a shelf and walking out of the business without paying, according to the release.
In a separate case, Giddens is accused of taking cash out of the cash register at Waffle House, 4475 Ocmulgee East Blvd. on Aug. 13. Restaurant management told deputies Giddens was a former restaurant employee, according to the release.
On Aug. 16, Giddens walked behind the counter at Macon Bedroom and Bedding, 4795 Riverside Drive, and stole a wallet out of a pocketbook on the floor.
Security camera footage recorded the theft, according to the sheriff’s office.
The next day, Giddens stole money from the cash register at Waffle House, 5180 Mercer University Drive, and tried to rob employees of their personal money and cell phones while using a gun. The manager knocked the gun out of Giddens’ hand and fought back, according to the release.
The manager pulled the mask off Giddens’ face and he left the restaurant on foot, according to the sheriff’s office.
Additional charges are pending.
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