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Police respond to robbery, injured person reports

ALBANY -- An armed robbery and a criminal damage incident that sent a woman to the hospital were among the incidents the Albany Police Department responded to Tuesday into Wednesday, officials say.

The armed robbery took place at 900 W. Third Ave. between midnight and 1 a.m. on Wednesday, according to available police reports.

The victims, identified as Willams Venable and John Cook, both 17, told police they were walking along the 900 block of West Third Avenue when suspects approached them and robbed them at gunpoint.

The suspects were described as three black males dressed in all black clothing with white towels over their faces. Armed with handguns, the suspects took two wallets, cash and a cellphone.

At 610 Burke Ave., police responded to a criminal damage to property in the second degree incident in which a person was found lying in a pool of blood, reports show.

At around noon on Tuesday, Stacey Medlock, 27, and her boyfriend got into an argument. At some point, she became irate and used her hands and an unknown object to break out the windows at the front of their house as well as the windows of a black Suburban that was parked in the driveway, police officials say.

Medlock sustained multiple lacerations to her arms and had to be transported to the hospital for treatment. Shift reports from the Albany Fire Department show that a crew was sent to wash down the roadway in that area shortly after the incident, indicating the presence of blood on the street.

A spokeswoman at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital said Medlock was in good condition as of Wednesday afternoon.