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Valdosta Police searching for armed robbery suspect

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Lt. Aaron Kirk Lt. Aaron Kirk
The sign at the entrance to the Blanton Common apartment complex The sign at the entrance to the Blanton Common apartment complex
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

Just before midnight Monday night, a resident at the Blanton Common apartment complex was returning to his apartment when he was robbed at gun point.

"He was approached by an African American male who pulled a handgun on him and demanded his property," said Lt. Aaron Kirk with the Valdosta Police Department. " He did give the male his wallet and [the suspect] also took his iPhone from him."

No one was hurt in the robbery, and the victim was only able describe the suspect as a black man wearing a dark colored hoodie and dark blue jeans.

Kirk said this serves as a good reminder to always pay attention to what's around you, especially tonight when many people will be out and about celebrating New Year's.

"As always, when you're out and about, especially tonight, be aware of your surroundings," Kirk pointed out.

Call the Valdosta Police Department at 229-242-2606 if you have any information about the robbery.

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