Crime

Robbers strike at 2 Flash Foods stores 9 miles apart

Bibb County sheriff’s deputies are looking for the gunman who robbed the Flash Foods at 4314 Pio Nono Ave. just after 2 a.m. Friday. About 45 minutes earlier, a robber held up the Flash Foods on Hawkinsville Road in Warner Robins.
Bibb County sheriff’s deputies are looking for the gunman who robbed the Flash Foods at 4314 Pio Nono Ave. just after 2 a.m. Friday. About 45 minutes earlier, a robber held up the Flash Foods on Hawkinsville Road in Warner Robins.

Two Flash Foods convenience stores were held up early Friday in Warner Robins and Macon.

Just after 1:20 a.m., a man dressed in all black held up the Flash Foods at 10136 Hawkinsville Road, across from Elberta Road, Warner Robins police spokeswoman Jennifer Parson said.

No one was hurt in that holdup, and the robber got away with an undisclosed amount of cash from the store on the north side of Warner Robins, Parson said.

Less than 45 minutes later, the Flash Foods at 4314 Pio Nono Ave. was robbed in south Macon.

A gunman dressed in dark gray clothing with a blue bandana covering his face took an undisclosed amount of money and ran away, according to a Bibb County sheriff’s news release.

He also was wearing gloves while carrying a silver handgun.

Warner Robins police are looking into whether the cases are related, Parson said.

Anyone with information about these crimes is urged to call a sheriff’s investigator at 478-751-7500 or phone anonymous tips to Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 877-68-CRIME.

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