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Four arrested for armed robbery in Valdosta

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - Valdosta police officers were on alert after suspicious people were reported on South Lee Street, and that helped them capture four suspects after the J & K Foodmart on Old Statenville Road was robbed Wednesday evening about 7:30.

Witnesses said that two men dressed all in black went into the Foodmart with pistols, and bandanas covering their faces. They demanded and got money, and ran off, leaving no injuries.

VPD says that officer Brandon Cartrett spotted the suspect's vehicle on Old Statenville Road, and made what they called a felony stop. Detectives and Crime Scene officers searched the car, and found evidence from the J & K robbery.

They arrested three men and a woman in the car, and they were all taken to jail.  

"There were two people in the vehicle that were suspected of bein' inside the J & K Food Mart and actually conductin' the robbery. The other two are considered parties to the crime of robbery and aggravated assault," said Valdosta Police Department Cpt. Bobbi McGraw.


Here are the suspects, all Valdosta residents, their ages, and the pending charges against each one-

Jonathan Washington, 27, - Armed Robbery, Aggravated Assault x 2, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime

Marcus Preaster, 17, Armed Robbery, Aggravated Assault x 2, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime

Charles Hawkins, 26, Armed Robbery (Party to the Crime) and Aggravated Assault (Party to the Crime)

Brittany Moore, 20, Armed Robbery (Party to the Crime) and Aggravated Assault (Party to the Crime)

Valdosta Police Chief Chief Brian Childress called these arrests "A great team effort by the community and the police. Officer Cartrett did an excellent job of being proactive and his actions led to the arrest of these dangerous offenders.”

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