News Release: Valdosta Police Department
On March 14, 2014 at approximately 12:47 am, the Valdosta Police Department responded to the report of a robbery that occurred at the Murphy Express, 277 Norman Drive.
According to the victim, at approximately 12:40 am a dark skinned, African American male, approximately 6 feet tall and 200 pounds, entered the store looking around, then pulled out a knife, and demanded money. The victim gave the offender money from the cash register. The offender restrained the victim and forced her into his truck. The victim was able to jump out of the truck at the intersection of Norman Drive and West Hill Avenue and run into a business where employees called “911”. The victim was not seriously injured in the case.
The offender continued eastbound on Hill Avenue. A lookout to other law enforcement was sent out by Valdosta Police for the truck. The truck, a blue Ford Ranger which had been stolen out of Clinch County, was later spotted in Homerville. A vehicle pursuit occurred and ended with the offender wrecking and running on foot, but he was not located. Detectives from the Valdosta Police Department and a Crime Scene Technician from the Valdosta-Lowndes Regional Crime Laboratory responded to investigate the incident.
Detectives continue to follow up on leads and have recovered helpful evidence in the case.
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.