The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of an attempted commercial armed robbery at the Citgo gas station, located at 1681 Rocky Creek Road. According to witnesses’ statements, a male suspect entered the store at around 2:53a.m. The suspect covered his face with a blue colored facial covering and he was brandishing a handgun as he entered the store.
The clerk, who was working behind the counter, ran towards the back storeroom. The suspect shot at the clerk, through a closed door, located between the main store and counter area. The bullet went through the door’s window, grazing the clerk’s back. No one else was injured during this incident.
The suspect ran out of the store and fled in a 2010-2014 Honda Civic. The vehicle was blue in color and was missing both front hubcaps.
The suspect was described black male. He was approximately 6 feet tall and weighed around 250 lbs. The suspect was wearing a white “V-neck” styled shirt, dark colored blue jeans, a black colored “doo rag” on his head, and had on a blue colored bandana over his face.
The victim, 24 year old Bhavesh Patel, declined medical treatment from paramedics, but later rode in a personally owned vehicle to a local hospital. He is listed to be in stable condition.
Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.