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Knife-Point Robbery at a Valdosta Car Wash

By: VPD Release
By: VPD Release

Valdosta, Georgia - Feb. 29, 2012 -

PERSON (S) INVOLVED

Victim: Benjamin Bonner, white male, 23 years of age, Valdosta resident

Offender: Walter Thomas, Jr., African American male, 34 years of age, Valdosta resident

INCIDENT DETAILS

On February 27, 2012 at approximately 1840 hours, the Valdosta Police Department responded to the Splash Zone Car Wash at 807 Baytree Road in reference to a robbery. Officers made contact with Benjamin Bonner who advised that an unknown black male approached him from behind and held him up with a knife. The offender, later identified as Walter Thomas, Jr., took Bonner’s wallet and fled on foot. Bonner was not injured during the incident. The wallet was located a short distance from the incident, but the cash that was inside the wallet had been removed. Detectives from the Valdosta Police Department responded to investigate. Pictures from the surveillance video at the car wash were used to identify Thomas who has been arrested and charged with the robbery. Thomas is currently being held in the Lowndes County Jail.

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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