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Albany man charged with robbing Warner Robins restaurant at gunpoint

A Warner Robins restaurant on Russell Parkway was robbed at gunpoint Friday morning.

According to a news release from the city’s police department, an employee was trying to open Smokes 2 Bar and Grill at 1249 Russell Parkway about 9:30 a.m. when a black male showed up with a gun.

The suspect fired the gun, but nobody was injured, Jennifer Parson, who handles public information for the department, said in the release.

The suspect ran across the road and climbed several fences before being apprehended by Officer David Newberry on Amber Drive, the release said.

Leroy Wilson III, 42, of Albany, was charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault, entering auto, criminal damage and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, according to the release.