VPD Investigating Armed Robbery at Payless Shoe Store

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Valdosta, Georgia - August 17, 2012 -

On August 17, 2012 at approximately 2:00pm, the Valdosta Police Department responded to the Pay Less Shoe Source, 3268 Inner Perimeter Road, in reference to the report of an armed robbery. Officers arrived and were told that an African American male entered the store with his face covered, wearing dark clothing, carrying a handgun, and demanded money. The offender was given an undisclosed amount of money and left the store on foot. The offender ran out the front door and around the back side of the building toward Murray Road. Detectives from the Valdosta Police Department and a Crime Scene Technician from the Valdosta-Lowndes Crime Lab responded to investigate. There was a clerk and several customers inside the store during the incident, but no one was hurt. Detective and Officers are on scene at this time investigating the incident. No further information is available at this time.

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.