VALDOSTA -- Police are investigating two armed robberies that occurred Sunday at a convenience store and a fast-food restaurant.
In the first incident, a man entered JK Foodmart, 739 Old Statenville Road, at 7:14 p.m. The man displayed a weapon, demanded money from a clerk and left the store with an undisclosed amount of cash.
The robber was described as African-American, 6 feet tall and wearing a lime-green tee-shirt with blue or black pants, according to Lt. Bernard Robinson, Valdosta Police Department spokesman.
The second robbery took place at the Sonic Drive-In, 1520 W. Hill Ave. At 11:37 p.m., two men entered the restaurant after closing and demanded money. One of the men wielded a handgun while the other carried some type of sharp weapon. Seizing an undisclosed amount of cash, the robbers left the restaurant and fled in an unknown direction.
The robbers, both African-Americans, covered their faces with some type of clothing, Robinson said. The first man, who stood 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-10 and weighed about 180 pounds, wore black jeans and a black shirt. The second man was between 5-foot-10 and 6 feet tall and weighing 175-200 pounds. He wore blue jean shorts and a white shirt.
Police are asking anyone with information about the robberies to call the Crime Tip Line at 293-3091.
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