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Man Faces Charges for Armed Robbery

Macon Police arrested 28-year-old Michael Warren and charged him with armed robbery.

That's according to a news release from the Macon Police Department.

Police identified a vehicle matching the description of a vehicle used in an armed robbery/home invasion on February 16.

The release says officers plan to impound the vehicle pending a search warrant.

$20,000 in AC Units Stolen from Macon Building

Macon Police says six air conditioning units were taken from a Macon retail building valued at $20,000.

They were stolen from strip mall at 870 Pio Nono Avenue.

According to a police report, the units were last seen on February 3. The report was filed three days later.

Officer said they were not able to take any finger prints because it had rained.

Police say there are no suspects.

Police: Armed Men Rob Macon Home

Three men walked into a home and threatened the people inside with guns. That's according to a Macon police report.

It happened Thursday around 5 p.m. on Calhoun street near downtown Macon.

A witness told police the three men, two with ski masks and one wearing all black, came inside and demanded everyone to lay on the ground.

A witness told officers the two men with ski masks pulled out chrome handguns.

He said they took cell phones and cash from the people inside, and they fired two shots as they left.

The witness said he saw the men jump into a black Lincoln and drive away.

Police say they are still looking for the robbers.

Police Arrest 2 Men, Looking for 2 More for Stolen Transmissions

Macon police arrested two employees of Direct Metals on Waterville Road for purchasing more 20 automotive transmissions stolen from a home on Antioch Road.

A police news release says the transmissions were clearly marked in large white letters with the word "STOLEN." The release says more arrests are pending.

Police spokeswoman Jami Gaudet says police arrested 32-year-old Christopher Wayne Feather and 26-year-old Jarren Edward McNeal.

Gaudet says police are looking for 32-year-old Nicholas Andre Hill and 40-year-old Ricky Lamar Webb. She says Hill and Webb sold the transmissions to Direct Metals. Gaudet says police believe both men are deaf.

If you have any information on Hill or Webb you can call the MPD's Property Division at 478-803-2565 or Crimestoppers at 1-877-68-CRIME.

Macon Police Seek Three in ATM Theft Attempt

Macon Police seek the public's help in locating three men who they say attempted to take an ATM machine from a convenience store last month.

Police spokeswoman Jami Gaudet says three men broke into the Plaza Mart at 2090 Houston Ave. on Jan. 10, by backing a light colored Chevrolet 4 x 4 pick-up truck through the front of the store.

Gaudet says the three males tried to take the store's ATM machine by placing a chain around it and pulling it out of the store, but they were unsuccessful. 

Anyone with information about the case can call Crimestoppers at 1-877-68-CRIME. 

Forsyth Woman Charged With Fatal Hit-and-Run

Forsyth Woman Charged With Fatal Hit-and-Run

Macon police say they've arrested a suspect in a hit and run that killed a man in 2010.

Chief Mike Burns said Monday that the Southeast Regional Task Force arrested 29-year-old Lindsey Ryan Moore of Forsyth.

She's accused of hitting a man around 3:30 a.m. on the Emery Highway on Dec. 11, 2010.

Police say 46-year-old Willie Moses died after the collision.

But police say they identified Moore because parts of her car  were left behind.

Moore is now in the Bibb County jail, charged with vehicular homicide, hit and run, driving with a suspended license and a probation violation.

Some Macon Violent Crimes Hit 18-Year-Low

Last year, robberies, aggravated assaults and auto thefts in Macon dropped. Those crimes are at their lowest levels in nearly 20 years.

Macon Police broke down the Part 1 -- or the more serious -- crimes.

They show homicides dropped by 60 percent from 1994 to 2011. Seventeen years ago 33 were reported, while in 2011 there were 13.

VIEW: Macon Crime Statistics 1994-2012

The lowest homicide rate came in 2006, with 12 in the city limits.

Last year brought the fewest number of robberies also, less than half of what was reported in 1994.

Auto thefts were down 66 percent compared to the highest levels in 1999.

"I think perception has been that crime is everywhere, it really isn't," said Macon Police spokeswoman Jami Gaudet.