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February 10, 2014

Man robbed at gunpoint, suspects still at large

TIFTON —

An armed robbery was reported Thursday night in the area of Park Lane.
According to an incident report filed at the Tifton Police Department, a 21-year-old male reported that at approximately 8:23 p.m., he was walking north on Park Lane near 11th Street when two black males stepped out of the dark and began to approach him from the east. He said he saw that both of the subjects had guns so he began to run north on Park Lane.
As he was running, he tripped and the two subjects ran up to him, demanding money. The male said he told the subjects that he didn’t have anything, and one of them told him to shut up or he would shoot him. He didn’t say anything else to the offenders. He said they began patting him down and then pulled his shorts off and ran to an unknown area.
A resident on Park Avenue called the police during the altercation and police were on the scene shortly after the incident.
Items reported stolen were one pair of black jean-type shorts and $50 that was located in the shorts.
The victim described one of the offenders as being approximately 5’6” in height, 140 pounds and wearing all black with a black ski mask and carrying a silver semi-automatic handgun. The second offender was described as being approximately 6’02” in height, 170 pounds and wearing all black with a black ski mask and carrying a semi-automatic pistol.
The report states that officers checked the area of the incident but were unable to locate the offenders.
In another matter, a Tifton man was arrested early Friday morning after he was found loitering in the 200 block of West 13th Street with marijuana and cocaine in his possession.
The report states that the offender, 35-year-old Antonio Lamar Smiley, was also charged with obstruction of an officer after refusing to comply with the demands of two law enforcement officers and fighting with them.

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John Gamble (right) is joined by John Reid at the Tiftarea YMCA Saturday.

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