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One suspect is arrested in hotel television theft case

Photo by J.D. Sumner

Photo by J.D. Sumner

ALBANY, Ga. — A man advertising stolen flat-screen televisions by showing pictures on his cell phone faced charges of theft by receiving stolen property Wednesday, an Albany Police Department report stated.

Julian Parker, 39, had photos of televisions stolen from a Hilton Garden Inn storage unit on his cell phone while at a residence on the 1400 block of Lee Street, the report added.

Acting on a tip that the TVs stolen earlier from the Hilton's 101 Front St. parking lot storage were on sale, police executed a search warrant. They found no TVs. The report added that the detectives found the pictures on Parker's cell phone and arrested him.

Police remind anyone purchasing one of the 30 stolen televisions that they could be also charged with theft by receiving stolen property.

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.

Comments

VSU 1 year, 7 months ago

Once again, stoopid iz as stoopid duz.

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jglass 1 year, 7 months ago

The Hilton should have had those TVs locked up in a room within the building. Expensive lesson learned by contractors and the Hilton. I hope they find the TV's and if not the TVs then the thieves and prosecute them to the fullest for the crime committed.

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VSU 1 year, 7 months ago

I know..They could have stored them in a room somewhere within the hotel if not an empty hotel room.

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Cartman 1 year, 7 months ago

It's downtown Albany. What did they expect? Good thing we had all those downtown surveillance cameras installed.

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