Crime

Masked bandit hit Monroe County, possibly Bibb, Houston and Peach

A Johnstonville Road convenience store in Monroe County is the latest target after an armed robber was linked to holdups in Macon, Perry and possibly Fort Valley.

At about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, a black man dressed in black and wearing a blue bandana over his face robbed the Marathon Gas station, according to a news release from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.

Investigators believe this is the same man who robbed the Flash Foods at 3889 Vineville Avenue in Macon at about 9 a.m. Sunday, held up the Circle K at 1505 Sam Nunn Boulevard in Perry at about 9:30 a.m. Monday and a Fort Valley armed robbery earlier this month.

Fort Valley Public Safety Director, Chief Lawrence Spurgeon, said Thursday that their last armed robbery was at 11 p.m. July 9th at the Citgo at 910 Martin Luther King Drive.

In that holdup, both men wore black and one of them was about 5 feet 11 inches tall, which matches the description in the other cases.

Anyone with information is urged to call Monroe deputies at 478-994-7043, or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 877-68-CRIME.

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