Man Arrested for Armed Robbery at Southwest Georgia Bank

Charlie Smith
Posted at 10:31 AM, Mar 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-13 10:31:00-04

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WTXL) - A 45-year-old man has been arrested in connection to an armed robbery at Southwest Georgia Bank in Valdosta.

The Valdosta Police Department said that Charlie Smith was arrested on March 10.

They said that on that day, around 4 p.m., they were called about a bank robbery.

Witnesses told VPD that Smith went into Southwest Georgia Bank, demanded money, and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. They were told that Smith had left in a black truck.

They said that within minutes of the first call, Smith's car was stopped by the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office and Valdosta Police near the intersection of North Valdosta Road and Old Hwy 41. 

Smith was promptly arrested and taken to the Lowndes County Jail. He is being charged for armed robbery.