By Laura Ann Sills - email
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Columbus Police are investigating two Christmas Eve armed robberies.
The first on Somerset Avenue on the City's South side. Police say a gunman came up behind 25 year-old Lester Johnson and demanded cash.
Officers say Johnson wasn't the easiest target and charged at his attacker..trying to disarm him. A fight ensued and the suspect struck Johnson in the head with his pistol.
The gunman managed to get away with $200 from Johnson's wallet.
The second robbery occurred at Road America Incorporated, a business on Victory Drive.
An employee, 46 year-old Hattie Lamar tells Police she walked through the front door on her way in to work and was approached by a black man man in his mid to late 20s, wearing a gray mask.
She tells police he pointed a gun in her face and demanded her purse. Police say the suspect got away in a two-door, black Chevy Cavalier or Hyundai.
If you have any information on these cases you are asked to call Columbus Police at 706-653-3400.