APD responds to robberies

ALBANY -- There were robberies reported at various establishments, including one armed robbery, over the weekend, Albany Police Department reports show.

The armed robbery unfolded at the Woodall's at 1500 N. Slappey Blvd., reports indicate.

Officials from the APD say that, at 4 a.m. on Sunday, a store clerk was approached by a black male wearing all black clothing. The suspect was reportedly carrying a silver handgun and demanded her to open the register.

At that time, the store clerk opened the register and the suspect took an undetermined amount of cash.

A few hours later, at just before 7 a.m. on Sunday, there was a break-in reported at the Albany Fire Department's station on North Jackson Street, police reports indicate.

Sam Harris, the AFD's arson investigator, said an individual broke down the door to the truck shed and entered the secretary's office by climbing through a window.

There, the suspect broke into the petty cash cabinet and took approximately $60-$80 in change.

"The downtown camera system caught it on video," Harris said Monday afternoon. "(The APD) has a suspect, and is looking for him.

"They are working diligently and are keeping us informed."

Officials with the APD said late Monday that Willie Joe Munford, 62, has been charged with burglary in connection to that incident. Authorities say they received information that Munford was on the 200 block of West Residence Avenue. He was eventually found in an alleyway near that location, and was captured following a short foot chase.

After an interview, he was taken to Dougherty County Jail.

Also, on Saturday morning, there was a break-in reported at the State Theatre at 313 Pine Ave., according to police reports.

There, the complainant, identified by authorities as Timothy Smith, reported that someone had entered through the side door and taken drill bits as well as a projector.

There were no signs of forced entry at the scene, officials said.


Sister_Ruby 1 year, 11 months ago

I wish they would come to my place to rob me. Messrs. Smith and Wesson would give them a Nice Hello! The last Hello! they would ever see.


waltspecht 1 year, 11 months ago

Hope you have a Lawyer on speed dial. Watch what you put in print, it can come back to haunt you.


VietVet1 1 year, 11 months ago

Sister Ruby - 12ga, 30.06 or .357 all welcome intruders. Best medicine for worthless individuals. Walt, all the court would do is slap there hand and let them go to continue. Thankfully all my country neighbors own firearms.


mr_nobody 1 year, 11 months ago

Nothing ticks me off more than a thief.

I think a 12ga loaded with #6 or #7.5 shot would be a nice way to greet intruders. Why have only 8-10 pellets (buckshot) at close range when you can have around 150 pellets or more? They're just as lethal at close range, and if the intruder happens to survive, they'll likely always have something to remind them as to why they shouldn't break into others' property. The doc in the ER would probably be pretty ticked at having to extract a couple hundred pellets though.


Kay523 1 year, 11 months ago

too many dang lawyers in this town - the bad guys are arrested and then the lawyers and bondsmen have them out in a matter of minutes like a revolving door. We need a tough judge like Chris Warren! Semper Fi!


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