Bibb County Sheriff’s Property Investigators identified and arrested a suspect in connection to a commercial burglary that took place at the Dollar Tree, located at 5033 Brookhaven Road. Investigators identified and arrested 18-year-old Christopher Matthew Gage at the Econo Lodge hotel in west Bibb County, without incident, at around 5:00p.m.
Gage is currently being held at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center for the charges of Burglary, Criminal Damage to Property- 2nd degree, and a separate case of Theft by Receiving Stolen Property-Felony (Stolen Auto).
Additional charges pending further investigation.
*Please see the original media release attached below.
January 9, 2019
Asking for Public’s Assist in Commercial Burglary Investigation
The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in helping locate and identify a commercial burglary suspect. The Dollar tree, located at 5033 Brookhaven Road was burglarized by a male suspect, driving a Chevrolet truck.
According to surveillance footage the suspect drove his vehicle into the front glass doors of the Dollar Tree at around 6:45 Wednesday morning. After entering the business the suspect walked towards the back of the store. The suspect looked through a glass window of one of the offices and then walked back towards the front of the store. Before getting back into the truck, the suspect reached into an ice cream chest and took an ice cream. The suspect backed the truck up and fled the store in an unknown direction. The alarm system was reported to have not been working at the time of the incident.
At around 10:00a.m., a business owner in the 6000 block of Columbus Road contacted the Bibb Co Sheriff’s Office in reference to a male suspect abandoning a Chevrolet Silverado truck and fleeing the scene. Property Investigators responded to the call, identified the vehicle as the same one used in the commercial burglary of the Dollar Tree. The vehicle was recovered and taken to the crime lab for processing.
Investigators are looking for a white male, with a slim build. He was last seen wearing a yellow in color pullover and dark pants.
Surveillance pictures of the suspect and the vehicle used in the incident are attached to this media release email.
Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.