Two suspects are on the loose after an attempted armed robbery in north Macon early Wednesday morning.
The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident, which occurred just before 1 a.m. at the Flash Foods at 3889 Vineville Ave. at the intersection with Forest Hill Road.
According to a news release from the sheriff’s office, two black male subjects entered the store and approached the clerk, with one pointing a .410-caliber handgun at the clerk and demanding money. That subject and the clerk got into a struggle, during which the subject lost his grip on the weapon.
Lt. Randy Gonzalez, a public information officer for the sheriff’s office, said the weapon was left on the scene and is now being held as evidence. “They dropped it in the altercation between the clerk and the suspect,” Gonzalez said.
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One subject fled the scene, and the clerk forced the subject who brandished the weapon out of the store and locked the door. No money was taken and no injuries were reported.
The first suspect was described as being between 5 feet 8 inches and 6 feet tall, weight unknown. He was wearing a tan jumpsuit and a black stocking cap. The suspect who had the gun was said to be of similar size and wearing black overalls with a black long-sleeved T-shirt underneath, red gloves and red tennis shoes with a white N on them. Anyone with information related to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and leave a message, or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.