ALBANY, Ga. — The long manicured fingernails, the eyes and the slight overbite led to the community identifying a woman in a full-head, black mask using an SB&T Bank ATM machine on Pine Avenue with a slain man’s card April 3.
Many tips led to the arrest of 26-year-old Sade Britt after surveillance pictures hit the media showing her driving murdered Anthony Westbrook’s Kia Rondo to the ATM, said Albany Police Department Detective Schemika Foster.
“Yesterday (Thursday) one of those tips gave us the major break we needed in the case. The information we received assisted in identifying and apprehending Britt,” Foster said. “She was taken into custody at approximately 10:30 last night in her East Albany home.”
Foster said Britt is believed to be connected to the death of 52-year-old Westbrook, but did not name her as the shooter. Westbrook’s body was found nude, face down on a mattress in the woods off Westtown Road April 4.
Britt is charged with theft by receiving, financial transaction card theft and fraud, said a Dougherty County jail spokeswoman. No bail was set and she remains in jail, Foster said.
According to the Dougherty County Court website, Britt has been in jail before. She was out on $8,000 bail stemming from “an assault upon the person of Ellen Lockett by pointing a ... black and gray colored handgun at her with intent to then and there assault or murder.”
In another case reported in 2008, she pulled a knife on someone. She was arrested in 2007 on possession of marijuana with intent to distribute charges.
“This arrest is only the beginning. This case remains very active,” Foster said. “Additional charges are pending and additional arrests are expected. So we still need the assistance of the community.”
Anyone with additional information should call investigations at (229) 431-3288 or Crime Stoppers at (229) 436-TIPS (8477). The Spanish speaking APD-COP Tip Line is (229) 434-2677.