Two men arrested in Macon convenience store armed robbery

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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Two Macon men are facing charges after Bibb sheriff’s deputies say they robbed a convenience store Tuesday morning.

According to the sheriff’s office, two male suspects entered the the Citgo Gas & Food Mart on Pio Nono Avenue around 8:30 a.m. They stole beer and food before leaving the store. Authorities say the clerk tried to stop them and one suspect pointed a gun at the clerk.

Deputies say the two suspects were seen running into a home on Daffodil Street. Authorities found items, including the weapon, that was used in the robbery.

The suspects, 18-year-old Willie Johnson III and 22-year-old Larry Donnell Clay Jr., were found in a home on Poppy Avenue. Deputies also found stolen items from the store.

Johnson and Clay are charged with armed robbery. No bond has been set.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at (478) 751-7500 or Crimestoppers at 1-877-68-CRIME.