Man Charged With Two Robberies, Just Hours Apart

By: kara.duffy@wctv.tv
By: kara.duffy@wctv.tv

Moultrie, GA- Victoria Jarnagin is back to work just 48 hours after her terrifying encounter.

"He puts a letter on the counter and I read the letter and it said, that basically this is a robbery and to give him the money or if I don't do it, do what he says, he'll kill me," Jarnagin said.

Moultrie Police say shortly after 1:00 p.m. on Monday, 23-year-old Justin Bivins walked into the Video Warehouse and forced Jarnagin to hand over the cash.

"He could tell that I was hesitating, so what he did was, he said, 'Don't you say anything,' so I said, 'this is all the money I have,' and I gave him the money and then he just walks out of the store."

Bivins, however, didn't stop there. Investigators say just a few hours later, he went to Moultrie Technical College's Industrial Drive campus, where he was taking GED classes.

According to police, Bivins approached an employee at the school and demanded money.

Bivins took an unknown amount of cash then ran off into the woods. Police used K9 dogs to track him down.

Bivins was arrested and is charged with two counts of robbery.

"Mr. Bivins did confess to both of the robberies," said Corporal Freddie Williams with the Moultrie Police Department. "He told me that he had a drug problem, as a reason for the actions that he had done."

Police say Bivins was just released from prison in July after serving a sentence for residential burglary.

The President of Moultrie Technical College says the school is cooperating fully with police to make sure that justice is served.


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