Home invasion investigated

ALBANY, Ga. — Reports of an armed robbery during a home invasion and an aggravated assault by a shooter were among the calls received by the Albany Police Department on Monday evening and into Tuesday morning.

The armed robbery occurred around 3 a.m. Tuesday at 2200 Clark Ave., Lot C-13, according to reports.

The victims from that incident stated that the suspects, who were dressed in all dark clothing, forced their way into the home and demanded money at gunpoint, authorities said.

The suspects searched the home, but reportedly found no money. At some point during the robbery, two people were injured, police said.

The suspects fled the scene, officials say. The number of suspects could not be immediately determined.

Police identified the three men who were inside the home at the time of the armed robbery as James Green, 41, who sustained a gunshot wound to the hand and was transported to a hospital by emergency medical personnel; Willie Martin, 61, who sustained a laceration to the head after someone reportedly struck him with a gun; and Larry Howard, 59, who suffered no injuries.

SHOOTING INCIDENT: Several hours earlier, at 9:30 p.m. Monday, two brothers fell victim to an aggravated assault, according to police reports.

Jonathon Xavier Peterson, 20, and Joshua Sanchez Peterson, 21, reported to police at the 600 block of Harmon Avenue that someone had pulled up in a cream Chrysler 300 and fired shots at them while they were standing nearby.

Afterwards, the suspect fled the scene, authorities said. The suspect’s description given by the APD was that of a black male, 6 feet tall and weighing 245 pounds with a light brown complexion and heavy build. He was last seen wearing a white shirt, black jeans and white shoes, police officials say.


tocar 3 years, 6 months ago

People be careful of the company you keep during the day time hours. Please be in your homes and locked up at a decent hour. We need to help deter some of these crimes too.
There are too many crimes, robberies, and assaults taking place in this city and county. As homeowners we need to do what we need to to protect ourselves, and some of our responsibilities is to keep decent hours where we are not exposed to these calibur of persons.


VietVet1 3 years, 6 months ago

Remember to keep your handgun nearby & call the cops while reloading.


waltspecht 3 years, 6 months ago

Handguns are just to fight your way to your shotgun or rifle. Call 911 and have them on the line if you have to pull the trigger


VietVet1 3 years, 6 months ago

If the worthless individual is in my house I don't plan on having a return visit since the court system wouldn't hold on a 'minor' crime. Time has come to resolve the problem and set some examples.


dingleberry 3 years, 6 months ago

And we had names for the innocent until proven guilty criminals! Sister Ruby, I think I am having the big one............................


Clyde 3 years, 6 months ago

But what about the rights of the criminal? Criminals have rights too you know! Actually more than an honest hard working tax payer does so ya'll better watch it talking bad about those poor robbers who have no choice but to break in, violate and assault the dumb people who get in thier way. It's not thier fault they're hooked on crack and have to steal to survive. Give them a break..sheeeesh! This IS Albany you know.


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