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Police nab burglary suspect near VSU

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Written by Tatyana Phelps, Copy Editor

A suspect was apprehended shortly after burglarizing a house near VSU’s campus late in the evening on April 14, according to police reports.

The incident was the latest in a string of crimes reported in and around VSU this semester.

According to police, at approximately 10 p.m. on April 14, a robbery was reported at a house on Brookwood Circle, located right across from Drexel Park.

An individual was seen leaving the area shortly after the incident was reported and was stopped by VSUPD. Some of the stolen property was recovered from the suspect.

The name of the suspect has not yet been released, nor have any other details on the story. According to VSUPD, the robbery is now being handled by the Valdosta Police Department. The VPD could not immediately be reached for comment.

This is the second burglary/robbery incident to take place within the last week.

A 51-year-old male robbed two high school students and one VSU student by intimidation on April 7, after leaving a soccer game at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium

“When he fled the scene, a Valdosta city police officer saw him and he was apprehended and charged with three counts of robbery,” Major Ann Farmer, assistant director of VSUPD, said.



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