VALDOSTA -- Police said an armed robbery at a restaurant Tuesday morning may be related to another committed earlier this week.

Two people who kept their faces covered entered Krystal's, 1205 N. Ashley St., at 5:30 a.m., said Lt. Brian Childress, public information officer with the Valdosta Police Department. One of the two carried a pistol, and they robbed the business at gunpoint.

"We are investigating, and at this time, we think it may be connected to the robberies of the past two days. However, we are still looking at it," Childress said.

On Monday, two people robbed an Enmark station, 707 S. Patterson St., between 5:30 and 5:44 a.m. Police said the robbers were waiting for the clerk to open the store, and she was taken at gun point to open the safe. Those robbers were described as 5-feet- 6 with slender builds.

Childress encourages businesses who do not have a video systems to consider installing them. Businesses with such systems in place should make certain they are working.

"I can't tell you the times a business has had a system and it didn't have a tape or it didn't work," he said. "If there is a tape, then we can use that as evidence.

Police are asking that anyone with information call the Valdosta Police Department at (229) 293-3145. If you wish to remain anonymous, call the Crime Tip Line at (229) 293-3091.



To contact Tanya B. O'Berry, call 244-3400, ext. 239.

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