Valdosta Daily Times

October 5, 2013

Robbers force ATM withdrawal

Police seek two suspects

Kristin Finney
The Valdosta Daily Times

VALDOSTA — Valdosta Police Department requests residents to be aware and on the lookout following an armed robbery near Valdosta State University Thursday night.

At approximately 11 p.m. Thursday, the VPD responded to a report of an armed robbery, which occurred in the 400 block of West Mary Street, according to police reports. Upon responding, the victim reported that while walking home, two black males approached him and pointed a gun at him, demanding his money. When the victim explained he did not have money on him, the suspects told him he needed to get his debit card and they followed him to his apartment.

While at the apartment, the suspects stole several items, according to the report. Upon leaving the apartment, one suspect left with the stolen property while the other led the victim to an ATM on Valdosta State University’s campus, where he withdrew money and gave it to the suspect.

Officers performed a search of the area, but were not able to locate the suspects. While the officers were searching, they were approached by another man who indicated that he had been approached an hour before by two black males. He explained that the two pulled a handgun on him, but did not get anything from him.

VPD detectives believe these two incidents involve the same two offenders.

Detectives from the Valdosta Police Department Person’s Crime Unit, a crime-scene technician from the Valdosta-Lowndes Regional Crime Lab and the VSU Police responded to investigate.

The offenders are described as black males. Both men were tall and slender, one wearing a white T-shirt with long black shorts, and the other wearing a blue T-shirt.

Anyone having any further information regarding this crime or any other crime is urged to contact the Valdosta Police Department, (229) 293-3145; or can remain anonymous, (229) 293-3091.