THOMASVILLE — Within minutes of a downtown robbery around 1 p.m. Thursday, a juvenile suspect was in custody.

The female victim was in the 100 block of North Broad Street when a wallet/cellphone combination was snatched.

"He fled on foot, and we were able to surround the area," said Cpl. Crystal Parker, Thomasville Police Department public information officer.

Seven minutes later, the juvenile was taken into custody in the block between Jefferson and Jackson streets.

Parker said witnesses to the robbery were quick and eager to provide a description of the person they saw commit the robbery. 

Senior reporter Patti Dozier can be reached at (229) 226-2400, ext. 1820 

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