Crime

Clerk in Macon stickup tells harrowing tale: ‘I thought they were going to kill me’

A clerk at a south Macon gas mart was in tears when a sheriff’s deputy walked in Friday night in the moments after a reported stickup.

The clerk, crying as she sat on the floor of the Marathon station at the corner of Broadway and Guy Paine Road, soon shared a harrowing tale of being held at gunpoint.

Details of the 9:35 p.m. robbery were noted in a Bibb County sheriff’s report Monday.

The report provides an all-too-common and frightening account of what dozens of cashiers at convenience marts and dollar stores across the city encounter each year when gunmen come calling in the night.

The clerk, a 40-year-old from Dry Branch, told the cops that there were two robbers. They were dressed in black and both had guns. One had on blue medical gloves.

“Give me all your money,” one said. “You only have a few seconds to open that (cash) drawer or I’m gonna kill you, shoot you.”

They pointed their guns at the clerk’s stomach and grew “agitated with her when her nerves” kept her from opening a cash register fast enough, the sheriff’s report said.

The clerk, who had been counting money from one of the cash drawers when the bandits rushed in, said they eventually ran off with more than $1,000.

“I thought they were going to kill me,” she sobbed.

Joe Kovac Jr.: 478-744-4397, @joekovacjr

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