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Macon woman, 62, charged in shotgun robbery. Weapon, cash recovered.

A 62-year-old Macon woman has been arrested in the shotgun robbery of a Dollar General on Friday afternoon and the attempted robbery of a SunTrust Bank earlier that same day.

Ernestine Rolin was being held Saturday without bond at the Bibb County jail on charges of armed robbery and attempted armed robbery, according to online jail records.

Investigators were able to get a description of her vehicle and posted a look out Friday. Patrol deputies initiated a traffic stop on Williamson Road about three hours after the Dollar General armed robbery, according to a Bibb County Sheriff’s Office news release.

The shotgun and stolen money were recovered at her home, the release said.

Just before 2 p.m. Friday, a woman, later identified as Rolin, walked into the Dollar General at 3824 Pio Nono Ave. and demanded money from the clerk, the release said.

Rolin, who was dressed in black and covered her face with a scarf, fled with an undisclosed amount of money, the release said.

Just before 11 a.m., she also allegedly came into SunTrust Bank at 3600 Mercer University Drive and passed a note to a clerk demanding money. When she didn’t get any money, she fled, the release said.

No one was hurt in either incident.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500, or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

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Becky Purser has covered breaking news as well as crime and courts primarily in Houston and Peach counties for The Telegraph. She’s now exploring topics that impact the lives of children, parents and the family. A graduate of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville with a bachelor’s degree in communications/news-editorial sequence, Becky also has covered city and county government for Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia newspapers.
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