Hotel, nonprofits burglarized in city

ALBANY, Ga. -- A few familiar entities became burglary victims earlier this week, as Shiloh Baptist Church, the Samaritan Clinic and Superior Creek Lodge were burglarized.

The Shiloh Baptist Church incident, at 325 W. Whitney Ave., took place sometime between 10:30 a.m.-8:14 p.m. Monday. In that case, forced entry was achieved through the church's rear north window.

"When he (the complainant) returned, he discovered that an unknown person entered the church by breaking out the rear window," said a news release sent out by the Albany Police Department. "The person climbed onto the (air conditioning unit) and entered the church. Once inside, the suspect damaged locks to cabinets throughout the church and kicked in the door to the pastor's office.

"Once inside of the pastor's office, all of the drawers were gone through and the items were removed and thrown to the floor."

No items were reported taken, and the suspect left through the point of entry. The case is still active.

At the Samaritan Clinic, located at 802 N. Jefferson St., the complainant -- identified by the APD as Vonnette Mathis -- said the break-in occurred sometime between 3 p.m. Sunday and 9:40 a.m. Monday.

Entry into the facility was accomplished by the culprits taking out the eastside plate glass window.

"Mrs. Mathis, a Samaritan Clinic employee, reported that unknown suspect(s) entered the business and ransacked the office areas searching for items to steal," an APD release stated.

No items were reported missing, and the suspect left though the point of entry.

The Superior Creek Lodge, located at 2505 N. Slappey Blvd., had a break-in that took place between 10:30 p.m. Sunday and 5:10 p.m. Monday.

The culprits in that case entered through an unlocked door and took cash, a debit card, a food card and a state ID from the victim, identified by the APD as Jeffery Nagy.

There are no suspects or witnesses in that case, which is still under investigation.