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Rifleman, robber sought in early morning convenience store holdup

The GBI is looking for the armed robbers who held up the Flash Foods in Lumber City at 2:20 a.m. Sept. 17.
The GBI is looking for the armed robbers who held up the Flash Foods in Lumber City at 2:20 a.m. Sept. 17. breaking@macon.com

The GBI is seeking the public’s help identifying two men who held up a Lumber City convenience store.

About 2:20 a.m. Sept. 17, 2017, a man with a rifle entered the Flash Foods in Telfair County while wearing a camouflage hat, gray shirt and bluejeans, according to a release.

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The GBI is looking for the armed robbers who held up the Flash Foods in Lumber City at 2:20 a.m. Sept. 17. GBI surveillance image breaking@macon.com

The other man was wearing a camouflage shirt, dark pants and white shirt over his face.

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The GBI is looking for the armed robbers who held up the Flash Foods in Lumber City at 2:20 a.m. Sept. 17. GBI surveillance image breaking@macon.com

Both men were wearing gloves, according to a Facebook post from Telfair County Sheriff Chris Steverson.

The robbers drove off in a white, Chevrolet Malibu Maxx and headed south on Ga. 341 toward Jeff Davis County.

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The GBI is looking for the armed robbers who held up the Flash Foods in Lumber City at 2:20 a.m. Sept. 17 and drove off in this car. GBI surveillance image breaking@macon.com

Anyone with information is urged to call the GBI’s Eastman office at 478-374-6988 or the Telfair County Sheriff’s Office at 912-381-5591.

Liz Fabian: 478-744-4303, @liz_lines

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