Robber uses machete to steal jewelry and money

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – A man used a machete to steal jewelry and money Friday.

It happened around 9:30 on Chambers Cove Drive.

31-year-old Sanjay Patel told Bibb County Sheriff’s Office investigators he had just left Walmart on Harrison Road and was walking to Chambers Cove Apartments when a black man he didn’t know appeared and waved a machete at him.

The man with the machete took some cash, a gold bracelet, and a necklace from Patel before leaving.

The machete was recovered near the scene of the robbery.

A release from the sheriff’s office says investigators are checking the Walmart security cameras to see if they can find video of the incident.

Patel didn’t want to be taken to the hospital. He did not have any life threatening injuries.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at (478) 751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call investigator or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

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