Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies charged a man with armed robbery and felony theft by taking less than one hour after he reportedly robbed a man of his car in Tindall Heights early this morning.

Deputies charged 17-year-old Reginald Jacobs Jr. of Macon after they spotted the stolen car and Jacobs and another man bailed out of the car and led deputies on a brief foot chase.

Deputies responded to the original call this morning just after 2:40AM in reference to a personal armed robbery at 985 Plant Street, Tindall Heights, apartment 73-B. The victim, 23 year old Larry Curry was in the parking lot of the apartments by his vehicle when he said two males approached him. One of the men, later identified as Jacobs, was described as very dark-skinned, wearing a black shirt, orange shorts and a hat. Jacobs pulled a silver handgun and told Curry to give him his money. When Curry couldn’t produce any money, Jacobs told Curry to give him his phone and the keys to his car, a 2012 gray Kia Forte.

The second suspect was described as a light-skinned, white or Hispanic male with several tattoos and wearing all blue clothing. Curry told deputies the suspects walked away as if they were leaving. He said he went to his apartment to get the spare keys to his vehicle and when he returned his vehicle was gone. A lookout was placed on the Curry’s vehicle.

Just after 3:30AM this morning, Deputy Avery spotted the 2012 Gray Kia Forte on Rocky Creek Road. Deputy Avery attempted to make a traffic stop on the vehicle, but the driver refused to stop. After a brief pursuit, the driver of the Kia drove into a dead-end on Lancelot Place and the driver and another man jumped out of the vehicle and ran away. Deputy Grube, who was in the area, spotted a black male on a bicycle wearing a black shirt and orange shorts on Rocky Creek Road at Robin Hood Road, which is near the area where the two suspects ditched the stolen Kia.

Deputies Grube and Tillman chased the bike-riding suspect until the suspect threw the bicycle down and ran behind a house in the 2100 block of Robin Hood Road. He was captured by the deputies after a short foot chase. The suspect was identified as Jacobs and the bicycle has apparently been stolen from a nearby residence and deputies returned it to its owner.

Deputies found not only items reported taken in the robbery but also the items taken from a second victim, including his suitcase.

Anyone with information about the identity of the second suspect involved in 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 investigator or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.