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APD: Alleged burglars arrested

ALBANY, Ga. -- Officers caught up with burglars about a half-mile away from the scene of a crime at about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to an Albany Police Department report.

"Three men in a green Cadillac DeVille with a beige top were stopped on the 2000 block of Gordon Avenue after a description of the suspect's vehicle was given out by dispatch," APD spokeswoman Phyllis Banks said.

According to a report of the incident, the men, Michael Ross, 17, Montreal Albritten, 20, and John Dublin, 23, had just taken two Toshiba flat-screen televisions from a residence at 1122 University St.

The residence had its rear door forced open, and the alleged burglars entered to take the televisions. Apparently, when the men were stopped, the televisions were in the getaway car in plain sight of the officers.

The televisions were returned to their owner, Stephanie Green, 35. After questioning the suspects, officers took the men to the Dougherty County Jail, where they were booked on burglary charges, a jail spokesman said.

According to the spokesman, Ross and Dublin each remained in jail in lieu of $25,000 in bond at 7 p.m. Thursday. Albritten, 20, remained in jail with no bond set.