Money Back stores robbed over the weekend, suspect arrested

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -  Columbus police are investigating two robberies that took place Saturday evening.

The first was around 3:45 Saturday evening at the Money Back at 5757 Buena Vista Road.

The suspect, a light skinned black man in his 40's, 6'2", 275 pounds, entered the store and grabbed money from the register. He was wearing a white t-shirt, and a black hat.

He left the store in a 90's model maroon Ford Explorer. No weapon was reported and there were no injuries.

The second happened at the Money Back located at 3021 Macon Road. The suspect entered the store around 10:15 p.m., took money from the register and left. There were no injuries reported.

Columbus police arrested 48-year-old Gregory Lewis Wilbur in reference to recent robberies in the area.

Wilbur is being charged with two counts of robbery and one count of criminal attempted robbery.

Police are connecting him to the robberies at the Buena Vista and Macon Road Money Back robberies over the weekend.

The criminal attempted armed robbery charge took place at the Summit gas station on Victory Drive.

A witness to one of the robberies provided a tag number for police and Wilbur was arrested at the intersection of Sentury Street and Wickham Drive at 8:15 Sunday night by detectives and patrol officers.

Gregory Wilbur will have a Recorder's Court hearing June 15th at 9 a.m.

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