Suspect sought for homicide questioning

Surveillance footage of a suspect in the Anthony Westbrook murder was taken at the Pine Avenue branch of SB&T.

Surveillance footage of a suspect in the Anthony Westbrook murder was taken at the Pine Avenue branch of SB&T.

ALBANY — Sometime after the gunshot murder of 52-year-old Anthony Westbrook on April 4, a man or woman wearing a full-head, black mask used Westbrook’s credit card at an ATM, according to Albany Police Department officials.

Police investigators released pictures taken from an SB&T Bank surveillance camera at its 411 Pine Ave. branch. The bank is less than a quarter-mile west of the Albany-Dougherty Judicial Building.

The pictures of “a person of interest” show a person with long, manicured fingernails, shaped eyebrows and a slight overbite. Investigators said that although the person is masked, people should look at the nails, lips, mouth and eyes for indications of the person’s identity.

Police identified the vehicle in the picture driven by the masked person as a gold Kia Rondo belonging to Westbrook, whose nude body was found in the woods off the 1800 block of Westtown Road.

The Kia was found at about 5 p.m. April 6 at 1490 Palmyra Road, 4 miles from where the body was found and 1.5 miles from the SB&T Bank downtown.

The investigation remains a priority with investigators. Anyone with additional information is asked to 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.


Justice4Moma 3 years, 7 months ago

What did Mr. Westbrook do to get shot down like a dog? Where is all the upset over this mans life ending this way.Is it because this was a black on black crime(just asking) or is it because a white person or hispanic,or anyother race for that matter was nt accused of this crime.A crime is a Crime.I dont care who you are,what color,how much money you have,or your job title.You you break the law,you go to jail.Help find this mans killers.


Black_Falcon 3 years, 7 months ago

Black life only matters if the person was killed by a White person or the police. If it is Black on Black crime, nobody cares. Sensationalism drives today's media. There is nothing sensational about Black folk killing each other.


Sister_Ruby 3 years, 7 months ago

Pretty obvious that is a picture of a BF.


Somebody 3 years, 7 months ago

Better investigate any former girlfriends or relationships. Seems like maybe Westbrook was thinking he was going to have a sexual encounter with this female (being he was naked) and she set him up, shot him in the head and took his wallet, his car. Just a thought!


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