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Albany police investigate robberies

ALBANY, Ga. -- The Albany Police Department is investigating two business robberies from early Monday and another from late Saturday, according to reports.

Among the robberies was a break-in at EZ Corner Grocery, located at 521 S. Slappey Blvd., at around 3 a.m. Monday. Upon arrival at the scene, police discovered that the window above the front door had been broken, which an initial investigation into the incident found to be the point of entry and exit the suspect had used.

The owner was notified and upon his arrival, he stated that cash and an unopened box of lottery tickets were missing. It was unknown Monday afternoon who the suspect is, police said.

This case, labeled a burglary in the second degree, remains active.

Another break-in took place at 1001 Pine Ave., the site of Hot Dog King, at around 2 a.m. Monday, according to reports.

Officers responded to the Hot Dog King in reference to an alarm. Upon their arrival, the officers found that some unknown person(s) had broken out the front glass window to gain entry. The owner responded to the scene and advised that his cash registers were empty but were damaged during the incident.

Police believe the suspect exited through the back door. Nothing appeared to be missing from the establishment, according to reports.

That case was also labeled as a burglary in the second degree.

Meanwhile, police have been searching for the person who is thought to have robbed the Homerun Foods at 3315 Gillionville Road on Saturday evening.

At about 10:20 p.m., a black male approximately 5-feet, 5-inches tall and wearing a hunter green jacket with something white over his face walked into the business. He jumped over the counter and snatched money from the register before fleeing on foot toward Beattie Road, police said.

No weapon was used, and no injuries were reported as a result of the incident. Those with additional information on the robbery are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at (229) 436-TIPS (8477).

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VSU 1 year, 4 months ago

Well if the burglar couldn't find any cash at the hot dog king, he could have fixed himself a couple of hot dogs while he was there.

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waltspecht 1 year, 4 months ago

We all pay for this stuff in the long run. The Business Owner will have to pass the costs of the repairs along to their customers. Many question the Gas prices here. Some of that is due to the additional security costs imposed by the demographics of the Community. You would be shocked by what the add on from just shop lifting is in a big store. Add up the merchandise, the personnel and the monitoring equipment and you have quite a bill. Just think how much better off the average Citizen would be if we all turned in these theives. That "Don't Snitch" "T" shirt really says let me steal from you. Because we are all paying for it in higher prices for our goods. Time to take things away from the free loaders that steal to live. Time to look out for ourselves, and our fellow citizens by reporting any suspecious activity to the tip line. Even if it is just that guy selling cheap cigarettes. We all at least suspect the cigarettes are stolen, don't we?

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RedEric 1 year, 4 months ago

The Gimmedats steal for fun, to escape boredom, to get into a gang. I went onto lowes to buy some backsplash panels. The computer show 10 or 12 in stock. They were missing. The store manager was so mad he wouldn't let them just reorder. They had to bring them down from another store. My brother tried to help ex cons by giving them jobs. He came to the conclusion that a thief is broken. They think different. They would drive down the street looking at houses. My brother would look at landscaping etc. the thieves would look at potential break in points.

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VSU 1 year, 4 months ago

I see these people walking or riding bicycles with backpacks on going by looking at houses as they go by. Those that defend criminal activity would call that profiling, I call it what it is, Suspicious activity. I saw a guy riding his bike coming off 11th ave onto Hilltop with a box in his front basket, two more smaller boxes in his side baskets and a back pack. I'm thinking..."Is this guy stealing packages off of people's doorsteps or from mailboxes?" I thought about calling the police but I didn't see him do anything and gave him the benefit of the doubt.

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KaosinAlbany 1 year, 4 months ago

Always call, VSU. I hear stories like this at the Sherwood Acres Neighborhood Watch meetings. Please call if you see anything out of the ordinary. I always say "let the police ask the questions". If there is anything that looks, smells, etc suspicious please call the police. There was someone stealing packages off of porches in the neighborhood a few months back. I live in that area and started the watch group about a year ago. You should come to our meetings sometime, if you don't go already. We had the Mayor as our guest a couple of months ago and the Drug Unit was our guest last month. Contact me if you would like to come or be added to our list of watch members.

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KaosinAlbany 1 year, 4 months ago

I just sent you a private message through this site on how to get in contact with me.

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VSU 1 year, 4 months ago

I couldn't find the message, unless I am looking at the wrong place as I have never done that before. Don't know if I would be able to make a meeting though, I stay pretty busy. But you are right, I probably should have called the police. I know I watch over my neighbor's houses like a hawk. Some people don't like nosy neighbor's but I am thankful for my neighbors being nosy. I have retired people living next door and I had my brother-in-law come fix my wash machine when I wasn't there and sure enough my neighbor came over to check him out. I guess you draw the line on some nosiness, but if it involves helping protect my property I am all for it.

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VietVet1 1 year, 4 months ago

Are these clerks allowed to have a conceled weapon?

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guardian 1 year, 4 months ago

Store policy does not usually allow employees to be armed. However, in these cases, it wouldn't have matter since the businesses were closed and no one was there.

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guardian 1 year, 4 months ago

I wish the Herald would correct the headlines; these are burglaries, not robberies.

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dingleberry 1 year, 4 months ago

Two were burglaries, one was a robbery. Let's be PC and just make it "Albany police investigate crimes". Will that work?:)

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gladileftalbany 1 year, 4 months ago

Good luck on that investigation..I was robbed at gunpoint in Awwlbinny 14 years ago in my own home after the SOB walked in after me as I got home from work in and the detective told me it was drug deal gone bad. This was the straw that broke the camels back for me and haven't lived in that crap town since. APD-Bleaux me

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