As of Thursday, April 5, 2012
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A reminder to potential thieves has been placed at the Speedy-U-Pull Auto Parts yard at 1507 Rodgers St. in Albany.
ALBANY — More than six hours after a 5 p.m. closing, three men went browsing in the Speedy-U-Pull It Auto Parts yard at 1507 Rodgers St., stated an Albany Police Department report.
Although the yard signs are illuminated at night they must have missed the ones that feature a snub-nosed revolver which stated “Anyone caught stealing from this property will be prosecuted or shot.”
According to police reports, yard manager Walter Houston saw one of the men turn around with something in his hand as if to hit him. Houston “fired a shot toward the suspect” from a shotgun.
At the same time, the report added, the suspects all started running way. Houston fired a second shot. No injuries were reported. The men got away.
No arrests have been made and the case continues under investigation. The three men are wanted for allegedly loitering and prowling and criminal trespass.
Anyone with additional information should call Crime Stoppers at (229) 436-TIPS (8477) or investigations at (229) 431-3288. The Spanish speaking APD-COP Tip Line is (229) 434-2677.
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