APD looks for person of interest

ALBANY -- Authorities would like community help in identifying a "person of interest" from security camera footage taken at Phoebe Medical Tower, said Albany Police Department officials.

The man was caught on video sometime after April 29 and before May 4 in the building, said Steve Butler, police spokesman.

Police are interested in the man because of a burglary at the 2709 Meredith Drive subsidiary of Phoebe Health System, Butler said. The medical center is home to many physicians' offices and is open 24 hours a day, he said.

A dozen laptop computers valued at $13,000, along with a wheelchair and some petty cash, were reported stolen by employees at Tower Medical Group when they returned to work the morning of May 4.

Confidential patient records were not kept on the computers, it was reported. Those records were safe, Jackie Ryan, assistant vice president of marketing for Phoebe, has said.

There were no signs of forced entry into the third-floor office of the medical group that specializes in internal medicine.

"As part of our internal investigation, we provided surveillance photographs during the relevant time period the robbery occurred to the Albany Police Department in an effort to assist them in their ongoing investigation of this matter," said Brad Hallford, chief compliance officer for Phoebe Putney Memorial.

Anyone with additional information should call Crime Stoppers at (229) 436-TIPS (8477) or (229) 431-3288. The Spanish APD-COP Tip Line is (229) 434-2677.