Woman carjacked at Macon apartment, deputies offer safety tips

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Investigators are looking into a carjacking that happened at Wesleyan Gardens Apartments in Macon

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) — Bibb County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a carjacking that happened at an apartment complex in Macon.

Authorities say the incident happened Friday just before 7 a.m. This comes from Sgt. Linda Howard with the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office. 

Howard says a woman driver pulled up to Wesleyan Gardens Apartments to pick someone up. While waiting, two men approached her demanding the car at gunpoint. 

Sgt. Howard says the woman got out of the car. Then the two men fled in the car. 

Deputies say the woman’s corporation may have saved her life.

“Give that vehicle up,” shared Howard. “You can replace that vehicle, you can’t replace your life.”

Sgt. Howard says there hasn’t been a lot of car thefts within the last two months. However, she says there has been an increase in entering autos this holiday season.

“If it can be seen, it can be taken,” said Howard.

Tips to prevent car thefts and enter autos

The Bibb County sergeant says a rule of thumb is to put all items in your trunk.

According to officials, another tip is to make sure you are aware of your surroundings, especially in the early or late hours.

Always have a buddy — use a buddy system,” said Howard.

If no one is available, the sergeant says, do what you must to save yourself.

Sergeant Howard says these types of crimes are at random and there’s not a specific gender that is targeted.

Description of the stolen car

Authorities used the following descriptions for the car:

  • 2013 White Ford Escape
  • Tag number RMV505

Anyone with information 

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