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Two accused of Zebulon Road gas station robbery arrested

Two people have been charged with armed robbery in connection with an incident Wednesday morning at the Murphy U.S.A. gas station, 5935 Zebulon Road, according to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office.

Alexia Harden, 23, and Robby Blount, 24, both of Kurt Drive, are charged with armed robbery and are being held at the Bibb County jail. Bond has not been set, according to a sheriff’s office news release.

Blount additionally is charged with aggravated assault and burglary, according to the release.

Evidence found at the scene and witness testimony indicate Harden and her boyfriend, Blount, collaborated to commit the robbery, according to the release.

A clerk faced an armed robber at the gas station as she opened the business at 6 a.m., according to the sheriff’s office.Lt. George Meadows said the man was waiting in the booth for the worker and used a blade to try to steal the cash from the register.

The two were struggling when a customer drove up and the man with the knife ran toward Vineville North Baptist Church across from the Wal-mart shopping center without any money, Meadows said. The gas station employee suffered a minor scratch in the confrontation, he said.

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating whether this case is related to a similar armed robbery at the Murphy’s Express on Gray Highway about 1:40 a.m. Tuesday. Blount, who was convicted of robbery by force in 2003, also is an employee of Murphy U.S.A, but is assigned to the Harrison Road location, according to the release.

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