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Armed robbery suspect caught by VPD

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VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

A Valdosta man remains behind bars, accused of robbing a convenience store at gunpoint.

Valdosta police say 23-year-old Diante Boatman robbed the One Stop Convenience store on Gordon Street Tuesday afternoon, demanding cash and cigarettes from the clerk.

Police caught him running from the store shortly after the robbery.

"The quick reaction you know of the police officers with Valdosta, the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office and other agencies, they surrounded the area and were able to apprehend him," said VPD Lt. Aaron Kirk.

Boatman is charged with armed robbery, possesion of a fireman during the commission of a crime, and obstruction.

 

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