Crime

Burglary suspect crashes pickup into Dollar Tree in Macon, steals ice cream

A burglary suspect crashed a pickup through the front glass doors of a Dollar Tree in Macon and stole ice cream early Wednesday.
A burglary suspect crashed a pickup through the front glass doors of a Dollar Tree in Macon and stole ice cream early Wednesday.

A burglary suspect crashed a pickup through the front glass doors of a Dollar Tree in west Macon and stole ice cream early Wednesday.

Surveillance footage shows the suspect walking toward the back of the Brookhaven Road store, peering through a glass window of the office and then taking ice cream from a freezer chest near the front of the store, according to a Bibb County Sheriff’s Office news release. He then backed a Chevrolet pickup out of the store and left.

More than three hours after the 6:45 a.m. incident, a male was seen abandoning a Chevrolet Silverado in the 6000 block of Columbus Road about 10 a.m. by a business owner. The pickup was taken to a crime lab for processing.

The sheriff’s office released photos of the suspect and the crashed pickup and is asking for the public’s help in identifying the man.

Investigators are looking for a white man with a slim build. It’s unclear whether the suspect is an adult or a teenager. He was last seen wearing a yellow pullover and dark pants.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500, or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

Becky Purser covers breaking and Houston County news. She previously covered crime and courts for Houston and Peach counties for The Telegraph. A graduate of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville with a bachelor’s degree in communications/news-editorial sequence, Becky also has covered city and county government for Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia newspapers.
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