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Armored truck robbed at ATM in Macon after stickup at Forsyth bank

Brinks truck employee ambushed at bank ATM

A Brinks truck worker was knocked from behind in a robbery at the BB&T Bank at 1302 Gray Highway in Macon at about 11:20 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017. Bibb County sheriff's investigators are trying to determine if the theft of the money bag is rela
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A Brinks truck worker was knocked from behind in a robbery at the BB&T Bank at 1302 Gray Highway in Macon at about 11:20 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017. Bibb County sheriff's investigators are trying to determine if the theft of the money bag is rela

Bibb County sheriff’s deputies are looking for a man who robbed an armored vehicle at an east Macon bank Tuesday morning.

The robber struck at the ATM of the BB&T bank at 1302 Gray Highway about 11:20 a.m.

The Brinks truck driver had gotten out of the truck to service the ATM when a man came up from behind, knocked into him and took the money bag, Bibb County sheriff’s Lt. Randy Gonzalez said.

Deputies are looking for a black male about 6 feet 2 inches tall, who was wearing a long-sleeved light blue shirt, black and orange tennis shoes and blue jeans, according to the initial lookout.

The victim did not see a weapon, Gonzalez said.

Bibb County sheriff’s investigators were looking for a Dodge Avenger with a Clayton County tag. The car was originally described as being gold or light brown, but investigators later learned it was silver or gray and had a red lunch box and papers in the back that were visible through the rear window.

Officers are investigating whether the robbery is related to another one that occurred earlier in Monroe County.

Bibb County sheriff's deputies are investigating a robbery of a Brinks truck at the ATM at BB&T Bank at the corner of Gray Highway and Shurling Drive shortly after 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017.

The BB&T in Forsyth was robbed just before 10:30 a.m. by a black man who handed a clerk a note demanding money, Monroe County sheriff’s Sgt. Lawson Bittick said.

The robber wasn’t spotted with a weapon, either, but Bittick said the note probably implied that he had one.

When asked if the robbery is believed to be connected with the one in Macon, Bittick said, “it’s entirely possible.”

“It’s really close and really close timing,” Bittick said.

Anyone with information about the robberies is urged to call Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68-CRIME.

Liz Fabian: 478-744-4303, @liz_lines

Laura Corley: 478-744-4334, @Lauraecor

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