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Columbus burglar caught in the act

47-year-old William Bailey, Source: Columbus Police Department 47-year-old William Bailey, Source: Columbus Police Department

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COLUMBUS, GA  (WTVM) –  A Columbus man is behind bars after police say he tried to rob two businesses back-to-back.

Forty-seven-year-old William Bailey faces burglary and criminal attempted armed robbery charges.

Around 4:45 Friday morning, police say Bailey tried to rob a Circle K on Victory Drive -- allegedly making threats inside the store.

Then, at 4:55 officers say Bailey burglarized a retail store on North Lumpkin Road called Servicios Hispanos Columbus SHC Inc.

Reports indicate he shattered the front glass door and stole 40 rings, 14 bracelets and 8 pairs of earrings.

Bailey was arrested at the scene.

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