Armed Robbery at a Valdosta Dollar General

By: VPD Release
By: VPD Release

Valdosta, Georgia - January 3, 2012 -

On December 30, 2011 at approximately 9:59pm, the Valdosta Police Department responded to the Dollar General, 800 Madison Hwy in reference to the report of an armed robbery.

Officers arrived on scene and spoke to the manager, Tyler Smith, and an employee, Kent Hunt, who told them that an African American male, approximately 6 feet tall, wearing a ski mask, grey hooded sweatshirt, and black pants entered the business with a handgun and demanded money.

Smith advised that the offender was given an unknown amount of money and left the store. The offender was not located during the search of the area.

A detective from the Valdosta Police Department Persons Crime Unit responded to investigate. No one was hurt during the incident.

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.


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  • by bikerdawg Location: valdosta on Jan 3, 2012 at 10:44 PM
    mecq...do you own a map? That store is downtown Valdosta and is 5 miles from the interstate through heavy traffic. It is NOT as you say "right off the I75 exit ramp"....if so than ALL of Valdosta is closer and would be a "BullsEye for crime". LOL!
  • by mecq on Jan 3, 2012 at 05:43 PM
    That store is a BullsEye for crime. It's right off the I75 exit ramp,in a dark remote location.
  • by Dr. GaGa on Jan 3, 2012 at 03:10 PM
    Wow, this dude could have profited from a few moments with Willie Sutton. Willie would have noted that the Dollar General is where the money ain't.
  • by m on Jan 3, 2012 at 08:54 AM
    (1) round up the usual suspects...grade school and middle school drop-outs. (2) add to the group unemployed laborers (3) add to the group anyone with an IQ below 90. Who robs Dollar General Stores??? Pick anyone in any of the above groups! Then add in all the narcotics addicts and you'll have a decent pool of likely perps.
  • by jake Location: TLH on Jan 3, 2012 at 07:58 AM
    Just another day in the 'hood.
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