Title pawn employee tied up during robbery, car stolen

A man robbed a title pawn store in Macon on Saturday morning, tied up an employee and took her car.

At about 10:45 a.m., a masked man brandishing a handgun entered the Title Max at 3597 Mercer University Drive, according to a Bibb County Sheriff’s Office report.

The man took an undisclosed amount of cash then ordered the employee to a back room where he tied up her hands and feet.

He demanded her purse and she told him where it was located. He took the woman’s car keys and cellphone and fled the scene in the victim’s 2008 BMW 328I.

The victim escaped and called 911. The vehicle was found abandoned a short time later on Westminister Drive near New Castle Drive.

The suspect was as described as a black male, about 5 feet, 8 inches tall, weighing 140 to 150 pounds. He was wearing dark clothing and a black hooded sweater with an “Ecko Unlimited” logo. His face was covered with a light colored bandana. He was wearing canvas-type, dark-colored boots with pants tucked into the boots.

The victim was not injured.

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