Valdosta police have arrested three people in connection to three different crimes.
Police say that they received reports of a four-wheeler theft and a theft from a vehicle on December 30th and a robbery/kidnapping from Kohls the previous Saturday.
VPD officers were on the lookout for the suspects from the Family Dollar vehicle break-in when they spotted all three males on a four-wheeler that matched the description of the stolen vehicle.
Initially, the offenders eluded officers but after persistence; the four-wheeler and offenders were located and the offenders were subsequently arrested.
18-year-old Cedric Thomas has been charged with Theft by Entering an Automobile for his involvement in a vehicle break-in which occurred earlier that same date at Family Dollar, with Theft by Receiving Stolen Property and Obstruction of a Law Enforcement Officer.
17-year-old William Gordon was in possession of stolen items during a Robbery/Kidnapping Incident which occurred last Saturday where a person was pulled to the ground and his cell phone and wallet was taken. This incident occurred at Kohl's Department Store. Gordon was charged with two counts of Theft by Receiving Stolen Property.
A 15-year-old juvenile was also arrested and charged with Running a Red Light, Obstruction of a Law Enforcement Officer, Theft by Entering an Automobile, and Theft by Receiving Stolen Property.
Officials with the Valdosta police say that additional charges have not been ruled out for the three offenders