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Thomasville police investigating robberies

THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) -

Thomasville police are warning people to be careful when they're out at night after a couple of recent robberies. The robbers didn't get away with much but now police want to make sure citizens are making smart decisions.

Two recent robberies are catching the attention of police in Thomasville,"we just want the community to know, to try to be aware of their surroundings and to only walk in well lit areas," said Lt. Eric Hampton.  @

One of the victims was leaving his at Roses, he was only going to walk a few blocks to get home, but on his route he says he was robbed at gunpoint, police want this type of criminal behavior to stop.

That was on Tuesday night around 10pm, The roses worker was robbed by three men in dark clothing and a similar incident occurred on Monday evening involving one unarmed man.

"Around 7pm a gentleman was walking in the 100 block of 5th Avenue when he was approached from behind, he did put a choke hold on him from behind, and he took his wallet, he did steal his money," said Hampton.

Kristine Graham says she avoids running errands at night but if she absolutely has to she takes extra precautions,"normally I try to map out my plans for everything so that way I know if it's going to be well lit at a certain time if not to go there," and even then she knows that robbers sometimes target certain people.

"On some occasions, they will look for somebody that looks lost, or probably won't be able to protect themselves," said Graham. All tips that could possibly keep citizens from placing themselves in a compromising situation.

If you have any tips that could help with the investigation call Thomasville police.

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