Two teens were arrested and charged in connection with a stickup less than an hour after it occurred at an east Macon Family Dollar on Tuesday evening.
One of them, an unnamed 15-year-old, also is charged with aggravated assault on an officer for allegedly shooting at a Bibb sheriff’s deputy during the armed robbery on Jeffersonville Road near Emery Highway. The deputy returned fire, the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.
Carlos Antonio Reynolds, 17, was booked in the Bibb County jail and charged with armed robbery. The 15-year-old was taken to the Macon Regional Youth Detention Center.
The pair of teens allegedly demanded money from the store clerks and brandished guns. Both were arrested in the Kings Park neighborhood shortly after the 7 p.m. robbery, according to the news release.
Investigators are asking for the public’s help with identifying and locating another person of interest who, in surveillance footage of the stickup, wore a gray hooded sweatshirt.
Anyone with information about this crime or the person of interest is urged to call the sheriff’s office at 478-751 -7500 or call Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.