Valdosta man arrested in connection with multiple business burglaries

| June 23, 2016

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VALDOSTA – Valdosta police have arrested a man suspected of burglarizing several Lowndes County businesses over the last few months.

Robert Moring, 45, has been charged with the Valdosta Police Department with four different counts of burglary, three different counts of criminal attempt to commit burglary and two counts of interference of an officer, according to reports.

VPD’s Burglary Unit had been analyzing and comparing evidence from four crime scenes and were able to identify Moring as a suspect. The Burglary Unit released surveillance footage photographs of the suspect to the Uniformed Patrol Division who then began searching for him.

Moring was arrested Friday at 10:09 a.m. after officers approached him in the 700 block of South Troup Street, said VPD Lt. Adam Bembry.

“Moring attempted to conceal his identity by providing false information to the officer. When that was not successful, Moring took off running on foot. The officer was able to catch the subject after a short foot pursuit,” Bembry said. “Moring was transported to the Lowndes County Jail. Moring already had an outstanding warrant for his arrest for Violation of Probation.”

Valdosta Police have been looking for a suspect in a string of burglaries for several months.

Beginning in December of last year, the “J&K Food Mart” at 739 Old Statenville Road had been entered by force and the intruder had stolen some of the owner’s property.

In January 2016 at the “Lowndes Food Mart” at 2801 N Oak Street. A forced entry was discovered with property missing.

Later in January, another forced entry and a theft were reported to a convenience store at 4491 Inner Perimeter Road, the “Perimeter Pantry”.

An additional incident was reported earlier this month at 801 N Patterson Street at the B&B Food Mart. Again a forced entry was discovered and property was reported stolen from inside the business.

Investigative Lieutenant Kyle Salter said he was proud of his Burglary Unit for their diligence in these cases but was equally grateful for the many hours of work by the Patrol Division for assisting in identifying the suspect.

“The City of Valdosta recognizes the vital resource that small businesses provide to the local economy. They provide goods and services as well as much needed jobs to our area. The Valdosta Police Department will continue to vigorously investigate any crimes against our local business owners,” said Bembry.

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