Burglar Caught in the Act

COLUMBUS, GA  (WTXTX) –  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.