Two nabbed for armed robbery, carjacking

ALBANY -- In the early morning hours of Sunday, the Albany Police Department responded to at least two theft incidents.

At around 4:30 a.m., Andrew Gibson flagged down a police officer at Dorsett Avenue and Lee Street and reported that he had been the victim of a carjacking.

Gibson said he pulled his 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee into the Rite Aid parking lot on South Slappey Boulevard because he was having car trouble.

"He stated that two black males carrying sticks in their hands demanded his vehicle and personal belongings," said Phyllis Banks, spokeswoman for the APD. "The victim gave the suspects his cell phone, wallet and his vehicle.

"He stated that the suspects told him they had a weapon; however, he did not see one."

The suspects were identified as Kimarrow White and Quantavious Hudson, who were located and taken to the APD Law Enforcement Center for questioning. They were charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault and hijacking a motor vehicle.

Gibson's vehicle was eventually recovered on the 1300 block of Newton Road with the rest of his belongings.

Just midnight Sunday, Willor Hall, 59, filed a report with the APD regarding an armed robbery that took place at her apartment on the 1500 block of North Van Buren Street.

"The victim stated that she heard a knock at her door. When she answered, two black males, armed with guns, rushed inside her home," Banks said. "Once inside, they ransacked her home and started taking items."

The items reported missing included clothes, the victim's purse and its contents, a game system and a cell phone. The case remains under investigation. No arrests have been made.