Bibb County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to a Commercial Burglar Alarm call at 3375 Napier Avenue, the Macon Rescue Mission, at around 11:00 p.m. Sunday night.  After deputies arrived on scene they found the front doors of the business open. Deputies entered the building to check for any possible suspects inside the building.  No one was found to be inside.

With the help of an employee, deputies were able to pull up the security camera surveillance video. They observed a black male on the video walking around the outside of the business. The suspect was wearing a black or blue flannel jacket, black hood, khaki cargo type pants and brown boots. The male suspect went to the front doors pulling on the doors as if to see if they were unlocked. He then went around to the rear doors and did the same thing. Both front and rear doors to the building were locked. The suspect walked back around to the front doors and snatched on them several times, violently, trying to open them. He then picked up what appeared to be a rock or piece of brick and began throwing it at the door. The glass in the door was smashed and the doors lock broke, causing the doors to open. The suspect ran into the building, grabbed a glass jar with an undisclosed amount of money and ran out of the building.

Deputies began checking the area around the business for the suspect. Within minutes of the search, Deputy Monneypenny saw a black male fitting the description of the suspect walking on Lily Avenue towards Montpelier Avenue. The suspect was identified as 48 year old George Cole Jr. of Macon. Cole was transported to the Bibb Sheriff’s Property Investigations Office. Cole was charged with 1 count of Burglary and transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex. He is currently being held at the jail.

This incident is currently under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call property investigator or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.