Crime

Macon man tells deputies he was robbed of his car at gunpoint

A 34-year-old Macon man told Bibb County sheriff's deputies he was robbed of his car at gunpoint Friday evening.

Ashley Jones said he was driving along Pansy Avenue in his silver 2009 Chrysler 300 and stopped the car when he began feeling ill. A black male who was driving behind him in a blue sport utility vehicle stopped to see if Jones was OK.

Jones, still not feeling well, started to drive away but stopped again and got out of the car, according to a news release from the Bibb County Sheriff's Office. A black male got out of the SUV and jumped into Jones' Chrysler, he told officials.

Jones said he grabbed the door handle, but the man in his car pointed a gun at him and told him to let go of the handle, the release said.

As the gunman pulled away in the Chrysler, which has Georgia tag BMF-6668, the second suspect left in the SUV. Its tag number was not immediately known.

Jones received some scratches during the robbery and was checked by paramedics.

The suspects are both described as black males. One was possibly in his early to mid-20s, 5 feet 6 inches tall and between 150 and 160 pounds. He was wearing a black T-shirt and blue jeans, the release said. The second suspect is described as 19 to 20 years old, 5 feet 9 inches and about 140 pounds. No clothing description was available for the second suspect.

Anyone with information about the robbery, the vehicles or suspects is asked to call the Bibb County Sheriff's Office at 478-751-7500 or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 877-68-CRIME.

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