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Two charged in Valdosta robbery

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

Two women who ran from police after a robbery have been caught.

Lakesha Stewart, 39, and Lamarion Baker, 17, are charged with robbery and obstruction of an officer.

Valdosta Police said the two women walked in to the Flash Foods on North S. Augustine Road around 7:40 a.m. Sunday and threatened and demanded money from the clerk.

According to a report, the women's faces were covered, and they ran away from the store, then got into a vehicle and drove off.

A short time later, Valdosta officers spotted a suspicious vehicle with two women inside and attempted to pull it over, but the driver refused and continued to drive, leading police on a pursuit.

Officials said the driver later crashed the vehicle into a fence at the intersection of Jaycee Shack Road and Northside Drive, and then ran off into some woods nearby.

Police were able to track the two down and apprehend them a short time later.

Stewart and Baker were booked into the Lowndes County Jail pending judicial proceedings.

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