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Two arrested for armed home invasion, robbery in Valdosta

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Posted at 12:43 PM, Sep 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-03 12:43:55-04

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WTXL) — A man and a woman are behind bars after police say they forced their way into a Valdosta home and robbed four victims at gunpoint.

The Valdosta Police Department says they responded to a home invasion and armed robbery at a home in the 1000 block of Marion Street on August 23.

The four victims told police that they were standing outside their home when two offenders, later identified as Rebekah Coleman and Randall Bradford, approached them demanding money. As the victims tried to retreat inside their home to shut the door, Coleman and Bradford forced their way inside the home and threatened the victims at gunpoint.

The pair then took an undisclosed amount of money from the victims and left the scene.

Police say they quickly identified the suspects and found Coleman the same day. She was taken into custody at that time on unrelated charges and after further investigation, she was charged in the armed home invasion robbery.

On August 29, the Lanier County Sheriff’s Office arrested Bradford. Both offenders are in custody in Lowndes County Jail on the following charges:

  • 1 Count of Home Invasion
  • 4 Counts of Armed Robbery
  • 4 Counts of False Imprisonment
  • 1 count of Possession of a Firearm During Commission of a Crime

“The swift reporting of this crime by the victims to law enforcement authorities and the full cooperation of the victims allowed detectives and officers to quickly and efficiently bring resolution to this violent criminal act, which allowed for law enforcement to quickly remove two dangerous felons from our community.” Commander Bobbi McGraw.