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West Albany residents assist APD with capture of four burglary suspects.

ALBANY — Call it the neighbors to the rescue caper.

Residents of the Fernridge Drive area saw a burglary in progress and took down the tag number of the getaway vehicle at about 1 p.m. Tuesday, according to Albany Police Department reports.

Three males entered an apartment at 3206 Fernridge Drive and stole three flat-screen televisions, a Wii electronic game system, an Xbox 360, clothes and shoes, stated the report. The witnesses gave officers descriptions of the the suspects, the report added.

Phyllis Banks, police spokeswoman, said that after a brief foot chase three juveniles and an adult were caught and the stolen items returned to the victim.

Warrants for burglary are being issued for two 15-year-old boys, a 16-year-old boy and 19-year-old Rafael Cabral, the getaway driver, Banks added.

Police Chief John A. Proctor said, "I encourage citizens to continue to report any and all suspicious activity in their neighborhoods."

Comments

KaosinAlbany 1 year, 11 months ago

Good job to the neighbors and APD!! Keep up the good work.

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jglass 1 year, 11 months ago

Now, make examples from these crooks!!!!

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whattheheck 1 year, 11 months ago

Well, that's a start on today's boat load of crooks. Like trying to stop lemmings--they keep on coming!

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Cartman 1 year, 11 months ago

I can't stand thieves. Good job, crew!

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buddy 1 year, 11 months ago

Great job...but they'll be back on the street in no time

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VSU 1 year, 11 months ago

Great job, just shows how well things turn out when people don't look the other way.

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hayward2 1 year, 11 months ago

probably products of the DCSS... I bet the parents are soooo proud of em! of course it wasn't their fault...poverty made them do it!!

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Sister_Ruby 1 year, 11 months ago

What happen to the "No Snitch" Policy? Would East Albany residents have done the same?

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