Business alarm prevents robbery

By Taylor Barnhill  - bio | email | Twitter

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -  An employee at a local business had a close call with what could have been a disaster.

The victim tells police he was standing at the front door of the Holly Hill Beverage, on Oakley Drive, when two men approached him with a gun. When they tried to open the door, an alarm sounded and the suspects fled the scene.

Police are looking for the attempted armed robbers and they say they were wearing masks and all black. The victim says both suspects were black males, one about 5'2'' tall, the other about 5'9''. The gun they were carrying was a 9mm, semi-automatic pistol.

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