VALDOSTA — Valdosta Police Department released the following statement this morning:
On December 11, 2013 at approximately 7:33 pm, the Valdosta Police Department responded to 230 Blue Pool Drive in reference to an armed robbery in progress. Officers arrived, found one of the victims holding onto Damien Moore, who was placed into custody. The victims indicated that they were on the back porch when (a man) approached them, produced a handgun, and then demanded their money and cell phones. Detectives and Crime Laboratory Personnel were called to the scene to investigate. (The man) had his face covered, but during the struggle with the victims, his face was uncovered and the victims recognized him. They were able to hold (him) until officers arrived. The handgun was recovered and was determined to have been stolen. Moore, who was transported to the Lowndes County Jail, is being charged with 3 counts of Armed Robbery, 3 counts of Aggravated Assault, Burglary, Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Crime, Theft by Receiving Stolen Property, and Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana.
Anyone having any further information regarding this crime or any other crime is urged to contact the Valdosta Police Department at 229-293-3145 or can remain anonymous at 229-293-3091.