Valdosta Man In Custody For Robbing Postal Worker

Craig Lamar Debruce
Posted at 10:58 AM, Mar 19, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-19 07:11:38-04

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WTXL)--Two men are suspected of robbing a postal worker in Valdosta. Police say one of them is in custody, but they're still trying to identify a second suspect.

Valdosta Police say around 1:15 p.m. Wednesday a postal worker was delivering mail on Slater Street when two men approached him, and asked about a package. They claimed the package was supposed to be delivered to a home on West Cranford Avenue.

The postal worker told the men they could not pick up the package unless they had proper identification.

Police say one of the men showed an I.D., but it didn't match the name on the package. The carrier then put the package back into the postal truck.

Police say the men grabbed the package from the back of the truck, and then jumped into a black vehicle.

The VPD Power Squad and Narcotics Unit followed up on the crime and identified one of the suspects.

Police say 21-year-old Craig Lamar Debruce voluntarily spoke with detectives about the incident.

Investigators from the U.S. Postal Service came over to Valdosta from Tallahassee to speak with the suspect. Debruce was taken to the Lowndes County Jail. Police say a robbery charge is pending, and additional federal criminal charges are possible.

The second suspect is not in custody, and the package has not yet been recovered.

If you have any information, you're asked to call Valdosta Police at (229) 293-3145 or the crime tip line at (229) 293-3091.