Crime

Woman sought in shotgun robbery of store, attempted robbery of bank in Bibb

A woman who brandished a shotgun when robbing a Dollar General on Friday afternoon is suspected of an attempted robbery at a SunTrust bank earlier in the day, according to Bibb County sheriff’s investigators.

The woman wore black clothing and a scarf over her face in both incidents, according to a Bibb County Sheriff’s Office news release.

Just before 2 p.m., the woman walked into the Dollar General at 3824 Pio Nono Ave., and demanded money from the clerk, the release said.

She fled with an undisclosed amount of money.

Just before 11 a.m., the woman came into SunTrust Bank at 3600 Mercer University Drive and passed a note to a clerk demanding money. When she didn’t get any money, she fled, the release said.

No one was hurt in either incident.

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

Becky Purser has covered breaking news as well as crime and courts primarily in Houston and Peach counties for The Telegraph. She’s now exploring topics that impact the lives of children, parents and the family. 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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