As of Tuesday, July 17, 2012
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Albany Police Department Cpl. Tyrone Griffin escorts a juvenile in custody to a waiting patrol car. The juvenile was one of three placed in custody at about 1 p.m. Tuesday in connection with a Monday burglary of a 91-year-old woman’s residence.
ALBANY, Ga. -- Patrol and unmarked cars boxed in three juveniles on the 600 block of South Shadowlawn Drive at Lincoln Avenue as officers put them in handcuffs after 1 p.m. Tuesday.
The three juveniles were reportedly burglars who victimized a 91-year-old woman by stealing her flat-screen television, two purses with about $30 in cash and her medication in them, along with her 2001 Mercury Marquis from her 1400 Jones Avenue residence.
The thieves broke into the house through a side door after the woman had retired at about 9 p.m. Less than 17 hours later and less than a mile away, the suspects were cuffed and in custody.
Because they are juveniles the police did not disclose their names. Police continue to search for the vehicle.
Anyone with additional information is asked to 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.