A man with a gun scared off an east Macon store employee just before 11:30 a.m. Monday.
A young black man wearing a black hoodie, dark sweatpants, black tennis shoes, and holding a book bag carried a gun into the Cricket Wireless Store at 1683 Shurling Drive, according to a release from the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office.
As the man went behind the cash register, a store employee ran out the front door.
The would-be robber followed and ran away.
No money was taken.
This is at least the third similar incident in recent days on that side of Macon.
About 10:30 a.m. Thursday, a young black man in a red hoodie held up Ultra Shoes at 1358 Gray Highway, not far from Shurling Drive.
On Sunday, a black man in a dark-hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and carrying a book bag robbed the Subway at 630 North Ave. in the Baconsfield shopping center.
Friday, a similarly dressed gunman robbed the Subway at 3001 Vineville Ave. about 10:30 a.m. Friday.