Valdosta Daily Times

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January 13, 2010

Flash Foods robbed

Two black males sought in latest armed robbery

VALDOSTA — Authorities are searching for two black males who reportedly robbed a Flash Foods convenience store at gunpoint Tuesday.

About 2:20 a.m., two masked gunmen entered the Flash Foods store at 511 N. St. Augustine Road and displayed a shotgun, according to Lt. Aaron Kirk in a Valdosta Police Department Public Information Release Report.

The offenders demanded money and then left the store on foot in an undisclosed direction.

It was not known at press time how much money the offenders took.

No one was injured during the armed robbery.

Valdosta Police Department officers responded to the scene and gathered information. Assisted by a K-9 unit from the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office, they were not able to immediately locate either of the offenders. The case remains under investigation.

Kirk reported that one offender is described as a black male standing roughly 6 feet tall, who, at the time the robbery was committed, was wearing a black short-sleeve shirt over a white long-sleeve shirt and dark colored jeans.

The second offender is described as a black male standing just under 6 feet tall and wearing a black short-sleeve shirt over a white long-sleeve shirt. He was wearing camouflage pants.

Both suspects had their faces covered during the incident, Kirk noted.

Tuesday’s incident is the first armed robbery of a business in Valdosta this year, Kirk said.

Anyone with information regarding this crime or any other crime is urged to call the Valdosta Police Department at (229) 293-3145 or, for callers who wish to remain anonymous, the Crime Tip Line at (229) 293-3091.

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