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Car thieves strike neighborhood

ALBANY, Ga. — A resident noticed three men walking in the 2600 Brittany Road neighborhood about 4:25 a.m. Thursday. She called the police.

According to Albany Police Department reports, a patrol officer arrived and spotted a 2006 Ford Super Duty pickup driving along with no headlights on. When he tried to stop the truck, three men jumped from the truck about a half mile away on the 2600 block of Lansing Drive and ran into the woods behind homes.

“This is the second time someone stole my truck. We’ve had burglaries around here,” Brittany Road resident Alvin Dewayne Shiver said. “The only thing you can do is lock your doors and keep a loaded gun.”

Officers caught Trevor McKever, 20, of 2526 Hilltop Road, and he was booked into Dougherty County Jail on four counts entering auto and motor vehicle theft, a jail spokesman said.

McKever makes a first appearance before a judge today. Police continue to search for the other two men in connection with the theft.

When the men jumped from the truck, it crashed into a tree, the police report said. In their hurry to flee, the men dropped two backpacks containing two iPads and a HP laptop in them. Other loot included a Vivitar camcorder and Nintendo games, the report added.

The tidy neighborhood with brick ranch-styled houses seems to be a target, residents said.

“They ran right through my yard to the woods,” Charles Hines said as he raked his lawn on the 2600 block of Lansing Drive. “Kicked in a door at that house six weeks or two months ago. The man across the street had a Magnum (handgun) stolen out of his car.”

Hines said he and other neighbors have ideas on how the thieves work neighborhoods. It involved a driver dropping off the thieves and then driving a few blocks away.

The driver would then circle back. If the thieves had entered a home and stolen loot, the driver would be there for the getaway. If there was a car to steal, the thieves would drive away themselves.

“The police do a good job. They caught one,” Hines said. “I’ve got an alarm system. My neighbors watch out.”

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.

Crime Stoppers is an anonymous tipline. People with information could become eligible for cash rewards.

Comments

Environmentalist 2 years ago

Wow, he could pass for Treyvon Martin's brother, or Obama's son !

Think what could have happened if he had encountered an armed citizen. Just walking through the neighborhood, and he might have been stopped, questioned, accosted. What about his rights ?

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VietVet1 2 years ago

  1. Was he was raised on welfare money?
  2. Did he graduate from high school?
  3. See where I'm going?
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shaykaayy 2 years ago

answers to your questions. 1.no he was not 2.yes he sure did 3.yes i see that u are ignorant...that is all

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waltspecht 2 years ago

Wouldn't it have been poetic justice if these three had run into one of those bad dogs that would actually defend their owner's possessions. Then we would be hearing about a vicious dog, and the owner prosecuted under the new State law. These criminals have got it all figured out, and it normally works for them. Now if we could just control the market for these stolen items, there wouldn't be any reason to steal them would there be?

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whattheheck 2 years ago

Gosh, Walt, these folks will steal most anything so controlling the market would be tough. Put cat poo in a bag and they will steal it, while passing up a pair of work boots of course.

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VSU 2 years ago

Trevor McKever thought he was clever, but didn't realize the police had it together.

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VSU 2 years ago

Thanks, just couldn't resist.

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beartrap 2 years ago

If Trevor had been Trayvon,the tax payers would have been saved the expense of incarcerating his worthless hide the rest of his life.....

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dingleberry 2 years ago

Good job cops! Shows what you can do when running shoes are put on and donuts are dropped. And good job by you in the neighborhood who watch what happens and take action, short of sending them to the morgue.

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CJ_Fan 2 years ago

Why is there NO outrage from the Black community towards the two who got away?

If people want to look the other way and support the bad in your community by not speaking against the bad then don’t expect the rest of us to be able to figure out who is good and who is not.

The Stereotype black male was created by black males if you want it changed you should be talking to black males and stop blaming others for not knowing who is good and who is not. “Your reputation precedes you” if you want your reputation changed YOU must work to change it and stop blaming others for you poor reputation.

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shaykaayy 2 years ago

i agree as a black person and as someone that knows trevor personally. They created the sterotype themselves and it should be more anger about the two that left him.

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Justice4Moma 2 years ago

Amennnnnnnnnn! You are so right.

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shaykaayy 2 years ago

people are being so ignorant and judgemental...yes he was 100% wrong for stealing the car && he should be punished, but what does his race have to do with anything. Blacks,whites,hispanics ect all commit crimes. NOT just black men

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Justice4Moma 2 years ago

This is true,but i heard a black man can run faster.(and that was a joke 4 all you white people haters) If we cant fix things atleast we can make a joke about it.I know i will get flack for saying that.But thats ok,i have rights just like Travon. Now does annyone,want to get on any other Subject other than race and Travon? This case is tearing people apart.But it just keeps going.I say let it go till the trial.Then we all can bitch about the out come.We have enough problems here in Albany to keep us busy.We can not change what has happened in another town.I dont care how many panther,So called Rev.,or people in congress that cant help the USA in all the troubles we have going on,to try and get into something they have no buissnes in.They have a right to there way of thinking.But what does that show all of us out here about our elected officals?Know who you vote for.And dont do it because of the color of ones skin.

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