Crime

Man charged with armed robbery of Macon Arby’s

A 28-year-old Macon man has been charged with armed robbery after police accused him of the Monday night armed robbery of the Arby’s at 3952 Pio Nono Ave.

Altravis Avonta Murray, of Vinson Avenue, is being held at the Bibb County jail on $845 bond, according to jail records.

An Arby’s employee told police an armed man walked to the side door of the restaurant as the employee was preparing to lock the door at 9:30 p.m., according to a police report.

The gunman forced the employee to allow him to enter the building and then demanded money. The employee emptied all three registers and the safe into a brown cloth bag. The gunman then left the restaurant and headed south toward the interstate.Officers spotted someone who matched the gunman’s description and started chasing him.

The man tried to climb over a fence to Interstate 75 but was caught and placed into custody, according to the news release. Murray, was later identified by witnesses as being the armed gunman who robbed Arby’s, according to the release.

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