Police investigate break-ins, robberies

ALBANY — Among the robberies currently being investigated by the Albany Police Department included at least two that involved firearms.

One such incident occurred at around 6:30 p.m. Sunday outside Picnic Pizza on Archwood Drive, police reports show.

Officers responded to the location in reference to an armed robbery of a person, APD officials say. Contact was made with an employee of the establishment, Sidney Thompson, 27, who reported that someone had approached him from behind while he was dumping trash and robbed him at gunpoint.

The suspect, described as a black male wearing dark clothing, was last seen running west from the scene toward the Albany Mall parking lot, the APD said.

The suspect reportedly took Thompson’s wallet before fleeing. There were no reported injuries as a result of the incident, and the surrounding area of the crime scene and businesses were checked to locate the suspect or witnesses without success, police officials say.

The case remains active.

One of the more recent incidents was a burglary at Video Warehouse at 2106 E. Oglethorpe Blvd. at 1:30 a.m. Monday.

In that case, APD officials say the suspect threw a brick at a side window, entered the building and took an unknown number of Xbox 360 games.

Authorities say that a request has been made for the surveillance video and the case remains under investigation.

There was also an armed robbery of two people reported at 12:30 a.m. Saturday at 2400 Brierwood Drive.

In that case, the victims — Jeanette Jackson, 30, and Christopher Walters, 31 — reported that an unknown male approached Walters and attempted to hit him with a chrome revolver handgun.

Walters reportedly moved out of the path of the revolver and fled the scene to call for help, leaving Jackson. Authorities report that, at this point, the suspect demanded money from Jackson.

Jackson then stated she had no money, and the suspect demanded her jacket at gunpoint, APD officials say.

Police officials say the suspect’s vehicle could be a four-door white sedan. He was described as a black male just over 6 feet tall between 20-30 years of age.


dingleberry 3 years, 6 months ago

Good to hear that crime is down in the GLC.


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