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LCSO arrests suspect in armed robbery at Triangle Food Mart

Posted at 11:52 AM, Feb 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-16 11:52:38-05

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WTXL) — The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office says a suspect has been arrested after an armed robbery at the Triangle Food Mart on Highway 41 South on February 6, 2021.

According to LCSO, on Feb. 6, after milling around the store, a man pulled a gun and demanded money from the Triangle Food Mart clerk.

The clerk cooperated, giving the male a sum of cash, after which the male fled the store to an awaiting vehicle.

Investigators and crime scene investigators processed the store for forensic evidence and lifted a fingerprint from inside the store.

That fingerprint was matched to Mario L. Roberts who was arrested on Monday, February 15 at his Hudson Street, Valdosta residence and charged with armed robbery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Investigators are continuing to examine and compare evidence to another robbery that occurred Sunday, February 14 at 4952 Bemiss Road.

LCSO says additional charges are likely forthcoming as others are identified.