The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a commercial armed robbery that took place at the Dollar General, located at 4996 Bloomfield Rd. The incident occurred at around 08:05a.m. Monday morning.

It was reported that the suspect entered the store and acted as if he was going to purchase a laundry basket and packaged knife. The suspect walked up to the check-out counter with the items and then  asked the clerk for a pack of cigarettes. The clerk told the suspect that he could not sell the cigarettes without seeing some form of identification. The suspect went out to his vehicle and grabbed his identification card and returned to the counter to complete his purchase.

Once the knife was scanned, the suspect took the knife out of its packaging and went to the side of the clerk’s  counter. The suspect threatened the clerk with the knife and demanded that the clerk fill the laundry basket with cigarettes. The clerk refused and got out of the way of the suspect. The suspect was able to gain entry into the cigarette case and began to fill the laundry basket. Once he filled the laundry basket with cigarettes, he ran out of the store, got into a vehicle and then fled the scene. No one was injured during this incident.

During the incident, the suspect left his identification card at the counter. Investigators identified the suspect and the vehicle used during this incident.

The suspect being sought by Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators, in connection to this Armed Robbery is Carlos Antonio Rhodes. He is a 42 year old black male. He is approximately 5 feet 7 inches in height and his weight is around 235 lbs. Rhodes was last seen wearing a black tank top and black colored pants. (See attached picture from the Bibb County jail files)

Rhodes fled the scene in a brownish/gray colored, 2013 Nissan Altima displaying Georgia License plate CIH4525.

If anyone knows the whereabouts of Carlos Rhodes or if anyone has information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.