By Ben Wolf
Wednesday, August 7, 2006
"A gentleman behind me with a gun drawn and a black thing over his face told me to give him my money," said Lena Sanders.
Lucky for Lena she had no money and the robber had no reason to stick around. Now Valdosta police are linking the suspect and three other men to four late night robberies.
Their first strike was Wednesday night at the Ramblewood Apartments where Lena lives.
"You don't hear a lot of drama, especially at night. Most people are in bed," said Sanders.
Police say the men drove a 1990 Chrysler New Yorker and struck again, robbing a man on the corner of Dukes Avenue and Pineview Drive, and they didn't stop there. The next victim was a pizza delivery man on Azalea Circle.
Finally police say the men drove to Wal-Mart on Inner Perimeter Road and held another woman at gunpoint.
"It's going to make me a lot more cautious about going from my apartment to my car or my car back to my apartment," said Dan Denay.
Police are now charging Robert Campbell, Shamon Denson, Antonio Denson and Jermaine Demps with aggravated assault and armed robbery.
Police are also tacking on charges for a Labor Day incident when a Wing Zone delivery man was robbed on the VSU campus, as well as an aggravated assault incident at Video Warehouse on Inner Perimeter Road.
The Lowndes County Jail has booked all four men. A VSU police officer spotted the 1990 Chrysler New Yorker and got the license plate.
The car was eventually traced back to Quitman. The Valdosta Police Department worked with Brooks County sheriffs and Quitman police and located all four men at four different locations in Quitman.