ALBANY, Ga. — Police are investigating a break-in Monday which could be connected to a string of recent burglaries in the area.
One such incident was at Murphy Express at 252 Cordele Road. Officials with the APD say the business was victimized at 2:49 a.m. Monday, making for the second such incident in six days at that location.
In the break-in that took place Monday, the APD went to the scene to find that the glass was broken in the westside window.
Police said the suspect had pried open the window and reached inside to steal 17 cartons of cigarettes, police officials said.
In addition to the two Murphy Express break-ins, there have been several others in the Albany area since Nov. 1 in which a suspect has gone into a business in this manner to steal items such as cigarettes or beer. These stores include the Winn-Dixie and Harvey’s Supermarket establishments on Sylvester Road.
The other facilities recently victimized in this manner are Petro South on Clark Avenue, the Enmark on North Slappey Boulevard, NAPA Auto Parts on Sylvester Road and Havmor Food Store on West Gordon Avenue.
To assist with the investigation of these incidents, authorities are encouraging those with additional information on the burglaries to call the CrimeStoppers anonymous tipline at (229) 436-TIPS(8477).
In the meantime, the APD is also looking into a break-in at Ben’s Garage at 1302 E. Fourth Ave. that took place between 4 p.m. Saturday and 8:30 a.m. Sunday.
In that case, someone achieved entry into the establishment by breaking the east window. There were three cartons of canned soda taken from the business, police officials said.
As of the filing of the police report, there were no known suspects for the Ben’s Garage incident.