Crime

Police investigate armed robberies

Macon police are investigating two unrelated armed robberies that took place Thursday night, a report said.

In the first robbery, a worker at Flash Foods, 3491 Mercer University Drive, was carrying his bank deposit bag to his vehicle at about 10:30 p.m. when a man wearing a camouflage ski mask approached him and pointed a gun at him, demanding the bag, the report said.

After taking the bag, the gunman got into a 2006 white Ford Explorer with tinted windows and sped off. The victim got the tag number, and police discovered it had been reported stolen Sept. 28. The gunman took about $8,000, the report said.

The second robbery took place at the Grey Goose restaurant, 4524 Forsyth Road, just before 11 p.m., the report said.

As the manager was leaving the restaurant, a man hiding in the alley next door ran up to her as she was getting into her car and struck her in the cheek with an unknown object, grabbing a bank bag that had $2,400 in it. He also grabbed a black notebook that had sales receipts in it.

The report said the man ran back down the alley and got into a small silver car.

Anyone with information on either case should contact Macon Regional CrimeStoppers at (877) 68-CRIME.

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