UPDATE: Armed robbers hit grocery

UPDATE fron Albany police Department: One arrest has been made:

Kendrick Powell, 22, has been charged with Armed Robbery, Aggravated Assault, and Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Crime. Police are still seeking assistance from the community with identifying the additional suspects involved.

ALBANY -- Three gunmen robbed Neighborhood Grocery Store at 716 Johnson Road after it closed at 11 p.m. Monday, stated an Albany Police Department report.

Police are seeking the community's help in locating three black men on armed robbery, aggravated assault, entering auto and kidnapping charges.

The report described the men as armed and dangerous. The first wore a blue hoodie jacket, a white t-shirt, and black jeans.

Another wore a blue jumpsuit with a blue scarf around his head. The third dressed in camouflage and gray pants.

According to the police report, three gunmen walked up to two of the store's clerks in the parking lot after the store was locked for the night. The robbers demanded money from the clerks.

Two of the gunmen kept the clerks at bay, while a third took one of the clerk's cellphone and car keys and searched the clerk's car. The gunmen forced the clerks to open the store and took them inside.

"While inside the store one of the suspects hit one clerk several times with his handgun and forced him to open the safe," said Phyllis Banks, police spokeswoman. "The suspects stole the money from the safe and ran out of the store."

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.

Crime Stoppers is an anonymous tipline. People with information could become eligible for cash rewards.


VietVet1 3 years, 2 months ago

WALB stated they stole $12,000. TWELVE THOUSAND DOLLARS!! A store that doesn't sell gas has $12,000. Maybe Georgia Revenue needs to look into this and see if they're getting their fair share of tax money. BTW wasn't this store busted for selling drugs last month? Yes I know, WALB showed a video of the robbery - but $12,000???


Clif 3 years, 2 months ago

Bishop/Obama fundraiser no doubt.


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