UPDATE: 90-year-old woman robbed at gunpoint, suspect at-large

Armed Robber
Posted at 7:34 AM, Apr 09, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-09 12:53:54-04

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WTXL)--"The victim is 90 years old so it's a very emotional time for her very scary for anybody of course," said Lowndes County Lt. Stryde Jones.

A 90-year old Lowndes County woman is robbed at gunpoint inside her own home.

The woman is okay. She wasn't injured but deputies need your help finding the suspect.

It happened about 2 o'clock Monday afternoon on the 5-thousand block of North Oak Street Extension in Valdosta.

Deputies say the woman was walking out of her home when a man walked up with a gun escorted her back inside and demanded money.

He reportedly got away with six hundred dollars.

"Just be aware of what's going on around you," said Lt. Jones. "Be aware of anybody that might be coming up in your yard. If you don't know them. You don't have to talk to them. If you're suspicious call 9-1-1 and law enforcement will come check them out for you."

The robber is described as a black man, possibly in his mid to late 20's, with short to medium length hair.

If you have any information, you are urged to call 229-671-2950.

LOWNDES CO., Ga. -- Lowndes County deputies are searching for a suspect after a woman says she was robbed in front of her home. 

The incident happened on Monday, April 8, at about 2:00 p.m. At that time, deputies and investigators responded to the scene of the crime, 5005 North Oak Street Extension.

The victim, 90 years old, says that she was outside of her home when a man she didn't know walked up to her with a gun. She says the man demanded money, grabbed a large sum of cash, and then fled the area on foot.

Deputies used a K-9 to attempt to find a suspect, but the dog was unable to establish and follow a track.

The suspect is described as a black man, possibly in his mid-to-late 20s. He was reportedly wearing a red-in-color shirt and dark, long pants. He had short to medium length hair.

Sherriff Prine is asking anyone with information about this case to contact the Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigation Division at 229-671-2950. Anonymous telephone tips can be left at 229-671-2985. E-mail tips may be submitted at