Macon man breaks into house, tries to steal jar of change


MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – A Macon man was arrested for breaking into a house and trying to steal a jar of change.

Authorities say that the incident happened on August 10. They identified the suspect as 42-year-old Shawn Bissett, of Macon.

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Bibb County Sheriff’s deputies responded to an address in the 2000 block of Maggie Drive about a suspicious vehicle in a yard.

Authorities say that when deputies arrived, someone reported that the resident was out of town and no one was supposed to be at the house.  However, a red vehicle was parked in the yard.  

Deputies say they checked the house and found a Bissett in the residence trying to leave with a large jar of change. 

Deputies detained Bissett who claimed to be cleaning out the house for a friend.

Authorities checked with the homeowner and were notified that this was not true.

The charge 

Deputies took Bissett to the Bibb County Jail and charged him with the following: 

  • Burglary
  • Outstanding warrant from Cobb County

He is being held without bond.

Anyone with information 

If you have any information about this incident, call the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500. You can also call the Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.