Valdosta bank robber caught- Police report included
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -
We're following breaking this hour in Valdosta. Police there have arrested a man they believe held up a bank this afternoon
This is video just in from the scene..We're told a man with a gun walked in Guardian Bank on Ashley Street around 3:30 this afternoon and demanded money from a teller.
He then left the bank and drove off in a Ford Expedition which was parked at a nearby church.
Police say the suspect crashed the car at Roosevelt and Tombs jumped out and police caught him behind a house following a brief foot chase.
Here is the official police report from the Valdosta Police Department-
On July 15, 2011 at approximately 3:30 pm, an armed robbery occurred at the Guardian Bank, 1904 North Ashley Street, Valdosta, Georgia.
Greg Lamar Taylor, Jr., 21 years old of Jasper, Florida entered the bank armed with a handgun and demanded money from the tellers. There were customers inside the bank at the time. No one was injured during the incident.
After taking an undisclosed amount of money, Taylor exited the bank via the back door. Taylor got into a vehicle as officers began to pursue him. Taylor abandoned his vehicle after a minor accident at Roosevelt Drive and Woodrow Wilson Drive.
The pursuit continued on foot and Taylor was apprehended by Valdosta Police Officers and Lowndes County Sheriff's Deputies behind a residence in the 2300 block of North Patterson Street. Taylor was taken into custody without incident and is currently being held at the Lowndes County Jail pending charges.
The vehicle Taylor was driving was recovered and items related to the incident were located. Detectives were able to view bank surveillance video along with video from adjacent business. Also, numerous witnesses were interviewed regarding the incident.
It appears that Taylor acted solely in the commission of this robbery.
The Federal Bureau of Investigations is assisting in the investigation of this incident.
Anyone having any information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Valdosta Police Department Bureau of Investigations at 229-293-3145 or the crime tip line at 229-293-3091.
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