Man pleads guilty to Macon Game Stop robbery

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – A California man plead guilty to robbing a Macon Game Stop in August.

According to the Michael Moore, the U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, 34-year-old Javon Glen Britton of Sacramento, California plead guilty to one count of Hobbs Act Robbery and one county of brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence.

According to past reports, the Game Stop on Presidential Parkway was robbed on August 21. Authorities say Britton entered the store carrying a large black bag, pulled out a U.S. Military Surplus M1 Carbine and ordered everyone to get on the ground. Investigators say Britton stole $492.00 and then ran from the store to a waiting vehicle.

Moore says Britton got into a fight with a private citizen and then crashed his vehicle. He hid in a nearby store until Bibb Sheriff’s deputies caught him and his passenger.

Britton admitted to robbing the Game Stop. The charges filed against the passenger were later dismissed.

“When you use a firearm to commit a robbery, my office will use the law to make sure that you spend a very long time in federal prison,” Moore said in a statement. “The old saying that ‘gun crimes equal hard time’ should be on the mind of anyone who even thinks about committing a crime with a firearm.”

Britton faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison on the robbery charge and a minimum mandatory consecutive of 7 years to life imprisonment on the firearms charge.

Categories: Bibb County, Local News

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