Valdosta Daily Times

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September 14, 2013

Police: Theft attempt triggers arrest

VALDOSTA — Valdosta Police have apprehended a subject in connection with a report of attempted thefts from vehicles in a parking lot.

According to reports, at approximately 7:30 a.m., police responded in reference to suspicious activity in a parking lot at 100 North Toombs Street. Witnesses described a suspicious male attempting to open car doors on several vehicles in the lot.

When police located a person matching the witness descriptions, the individual ran on foot but was apprehended a short distance away, according to reports.

The suspect initially gave the officers a false name. Witnesses positively identified him as the person who was seen checking the door handles of cars in the parking lot and entering one of them.

Christopher Davis, 20, of Valdosta, was arrested and charged with one count of entering an automobile to commit theft or felony and one count of giving a false name to a law enforcement officer. Davis was interviewed by investigators and is currently being held in the Lowndes County Jail.

A series of thefts from vehicles have occurred in the Valdosta area in the past few weeks, including more than 20 reported attempts between Saturday and Sunday.

The Valdosta Police Department is asking anyone who witnesses anything they believe to be suspicious criminal activity or a crime taking place to call 911 immediately.

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