Man kidnapped during armed robbery
Valdosta police need your help after two men robbed one man Thursday night and attempted to rob another.
Police say that they responded to a call in the 1500 block in reference to an armed robbery. Once there, they made contact with JaeWon Jang.
Jang told officer he was walking to his apartment on West mary Street when he was approached by two African American males, one of which pointed a handgun at him. They asked for his money and he told them that he did not have any on him.
Jang continued by saying that one of the offenders told him that they needed to get his debit card, so they followed him to his apartment. While there, they took several items from the residence, some of which belonged to his roommate.
Police learned from Jang that advised that as they left the apartment, one of the offenders walked off with the property that they had stolen and the other walked with him to the ATM machine on the campus at Valdosta State University where he withdrew money and gave it to him.
Jang was not injured during the incident.
Officers and investigators from VPD, Valdosta Lowndes Regional Crime Lab, and Valdosta State University police came to assist in searching for the men.
While searching the area, officers were approached by John McWilliams who told them that he had been approached an hour earlier by two African American males on North Oak Street who had pulled a handgun on him looking for money, but they walked away empty handed. Police believe the two incidents are connected.
The offenders were described as African American males, both tall and slender, one wearing a white t-shirt with long black shorts, and the other wearing a blue t-shirt.
Anyone having any further information regarding this crime or any other crime is urged to contact the Valdosta Police Department at 229-293-3145 or can remain anonymous at 229-293-3091.