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Man tries to snatch car keys from occupied vehicle

Albany police officers run through a parking lot off Broad Avenue in downtown Albany Friday in search of a man who attempted to snatch the keys out of an occupied vehicle parked on Washington Street. A suspect was arrested but was uncooperative in the police interrogation. (April 5, 2013)

Albany police officers run through a parking lot off Broad Avenue in downtown Albany Friday in search of a man who attempted to snatch the keys out of an occupied vehicle parked on Washington Street. A suspect was arrested but was uncooperative in the police interrogation. (April 5, 2013)

ALBANY, Ga. — A man suddenly opened the door of an auto parked downtown on Washington Street on Friday and attempted to snatch the ignition keys, officials with the Albany Police Department said.

According to her report, Shakenya Frost, 23, was sitting in the passenger seat of the vehicle when an unknown man opened the door and grabbed for the car keys. Frost told police that she and the intruder struggled briefly before he ran away.

Frost said the suspect had dark skin and wore jeans and a black or dark blue jacket with a hood.

APD scoured the area and had a suspect Friday evening, but no charges had been filed. Phyllis Banks, spokeswoman for the APD, said the suspect was determined to speak only Creole or French and officials were seeking an interpreter.

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Abytaxpayer 1 year, 6 months ago

Thank goodness he only tried to take the keys. This could have been much worse

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Sherwood_Eagle_Alum 1 year, 6 months ago

I've never heard of simply trying to steal the keys...

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FryarTuk 1 year, 6 months ago

" Creole or French and officials were seeking an interpreter." Try Haitian.

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FlunkyMonkey 1 year, 6 months ago

If you are in Downtown Albany, and you are in a vehicle, KEEP THE DOORS LOCKED...period

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GeeGee 1 year, 6 months ago

I saw on Facebook the crazies are really hitting downtown lately. They use to be bad, but now it seems worse. Use to be panhandlers, but one who tries a live target is strange. Take your dog and they will leave you alone.

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