Valdosta Dollar General robbed at gunpoint

| October 28, 2016


VALDOSTA – On October 28, 2016 at approximately 6:00 am, Lowndes County E-911 received an emergency call for assistance at the Dollar General Store at 1610 Northside Drive.

Uniformed patrol officers with the Valdosta Police Department responded to the area and made contact with the manager at the store who reported that he had been robbed at gunpoint.

The manager advised that while opening the business for the day, an African American male subject approached him while wearing a mask and carrying a handgun, and demanded money. The manager advised that the offender stole an undisclosed amount of money and fled the area.

Units began searching the area for the offender. Valdosta Police Department Detectives and Crime Scene Technicians from the Valdosta- Lowndes Regional Crime Lab also responded to the scene. No injuries were reported.

The suspect is described as African American Male approximately 5’11 in height and with a stocky build.

“Anyone with information on this incident is urged to contact the Valdosta Police Department immediately,” said VPD Lt. Adam Bembry.

Release from the Valdosta Police Department

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