UPDATE: Suspect arrested in Circle K attempted armed robbery

MACON, Ga (41NBC/WMGT) – An investigation by the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office led to the arrest of 48-year-old Clayton Gibson Jr. for his involvement in an attempted armed robbery at the Circle K on Riverside Drive in Macon.

Deputies found Gibson at the Palm Tree Inn on Riverside Drive. He is being held in the Bibb County jail. He’s charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault, and a probation violation.

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an attempted robbery at the Circle K Convenience Store at 2580 Riverside Drive.

A male reportedly entered the store and asked to purchase cigarettes from the clerk. When the clerk opened the register, the suspect demanded money. He put his hand in his pocket, as if he had a gun, and threatened the clerk. The clerk refused and dialed 911.

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The suspect ran from the store towards Pierce Avenue. He was wearing a dark colored hoodie, light colored jeans, white sneakers, and a black mask. He carried a tan colored backpack. This photograph comes from a store security camera.

The incident is currently under investigation. If you have any information, please call the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.