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Police: Couple Held at Gunpoint, Teen Robbed on Porch in Separate Macon Incidents | News

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Police: Couple Held at Gunpoint, Teen Robbed on Porch in Separate Macon Incidents
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Macon police say a couple was robbed inside their parked van and a teenager was robbed while sitting on his porch, in two separate incidents within hours of each other this weekend. 

The first happened at 1986 Montpelier Avenue Friday just before 9 p.m., according to a police news release. 

That's near Marion Place and Holt Avenue.

Police say a 15-year-old and two of his friends were sitting on a front porch when two men approached them.  The 15-year-old told police one of them appeared to be carrying a shotgun, the other man was riding a bike and unarmed.

The release says the 15-year old and his friends then went inside the home.  According to the release, the 15-year old told police the man, who appeared to be armed, then took the teenager's bike from the front yard and rode off towards Duncan Avenue with the other man.

The teenager told police that the day before, the man who took his bike had asked him if he wanted to sell the bike and told him, "If you don't sell it, we will take it."

Police say the second robbery happened less than four hours later, at 12:23 a.m. Saturday, at Village Green Lane and Edwina Drive in Village Green Park.

The release says a 43-year-old man and his 40-year-old girlfriend were sitting inside their van when a group of men dressed in black, approached them, knocked on the van's window and demanded they unlock the doors.  When they refused, one of the men fired a gunshot into the air.  Then the couple unlocked the doors and one of the men pointed a gun at them and demanded money, the release said.

The men punched and kicked the 43-year-old man and then took his van, police say.  When the van stalled, the men abandoned it.  The group ran off with the man's wallet and a CD player.

The 40-year old woman was not hurt, according to police.

If you have any information call Macon Police at (478)751-7500 or Crimestoppers at 1-877-68-Crime.

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