Alleged Macon car thief spotted on stolen bicycle, arrested

A Macon armed robbery victim’s accurate description of the thieves helped Bibb deputies nab a suspect within an hour.

Fifty minutes after a Tindall Heights man handed over his cellphone and car keys to two men with a gun, deputies saw the stolen 2012 Kia Forte on Rocky Creek Road, according to a Bibb County Sheriff’s Office news release.

The driver began a chase that ended at the dead end on Lancelot Place where the men bailed out and ran away.

Minutes later, a deputy saw a teen on a bicycle. His orange shorts matched those described from the earlier robbery.

The teen, identified as 17-year-old Reginald Jacobs Jr., threw down the bike, ran behind a house on Robin Hood Road and was arrested and charged with armed robbery and theft.

The gun was not recovered, but the bicycle, which was stolen along with a suitcase, was returned to its owner.

Deputies are looking for the second suspect, who was dressed in blue and had several tattoos.

Anyone with information is asked to call Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 877-68-CRIME.