Police are searching for a robber who hit a cashier in the face and got away with some cash.
The robbery happened around 9:45 AM Thursday at Lee's Mini Mart on Ann Street. Officials say a man pretended to buy a drink, and as the cashier opened the cash register, the robber hit him in the face and took $250 out of the drawer, then fled. Police were not able to catch him.
"Detectives and a crime scene technician from the crime lab arrived to investigate. They believe the store video is going to help them identify the person so they're reviewing the video," said Lt. Aaron Kirk, VPD.
Police say the suspect is a black male, in his mid to late twenties with short hair, a beard and was wearing a black shirt. If you have any information Valdosta Police ask you to call 229-293-3145.
Just before 10:00 Thursday night, Lee's Mini Mart cashier Inayt Master was hit in the head by a man who stole money from the cash register and ran off from the 507 E. Ann Street store.
The criminal's description was a black man, approximately 25-30 years of age, with short hair, a beard, and wearing a black shirt.
VPD says that Master had a small cut on his forehead, but refused medical assistance. They are calling this incident a strong-armed robbery.
Officers searched the area, but could not find the criminal. Detectives from the Valdosta Police Department and a Crime Scene Technician from the Valdosta Lowndes Crime Laboratory responded to investigate.
Anyone having any further information regarding this crime is urged to call Valdosta Police at 229-293-3145. You can remain anonymous at 229-293-3091.