Robbery thwarted by armed manager in Macon

A suspect and a store employee were both shot

MACON — A store manager thwarted an attempted armed robbery at the America Faves and Mo at 2420 PioNono Avenue at about 10:15 p.m. Monday.

According to the Bibb County Sheriff’s office, a masked man wearing dark clothing, entered the store, and brandished a firearm. He jumped over the counter and demanded money from the cash register.

The store’s manager, who was also armed with a handgun, saw what was taking place and ran toward the robber. He confronted the masked man and got into a physical altercation with the male robber.

Another store employee came to the manager’s aid while the physical confrontation was taking place. During the altercation, sheriff’s officials say the robber was shot in the leg and the second store employee was shot in the shoulder. 

Both the robber and the store employee were taking to the Atrium Health Navicent by ambulance and both are listed to be in stable condition.

 The robber was identified as a 16-year-old juvenile.

Investigators are continuing to investigate the incident and charges are pending. 

Anyone with information is urged to call the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500, or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

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