Monday, May 6, 2013
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ALBANY -- Two armed robberies occurred in different parts of the city within an hour of each other early Sunday morning, Albany Police Department reports show.
The first incident took place at around 4:20 a.m. on the 1600 block of Clark Avenue. Responding officers with the APD made contact with Clausell Mallory Jr., 55, in the 200 block of Flint Avenue, who reported that the suspects approached him while he was walking in the 1600 block of Clark Avenue and robbed him at gunpoint, taking cash, police said.
The suspects were described as four unknown males, armed with two handguns.
A short time later, between 5 a.m.-5:17 a.m., another armed robbery took place at 601 Corn Ave., reports show.
Officers with the APD made contact with Henry Williams, 63, who told officers he had allowed the suspects into his residence after they had knocked on his front door. Once they were inside, they robbed him at gunpoint of cash and then fled the scene on foot, police said.
The suspects were described as two unknown males armed with at least one handgun.
Phyllis Banks, spokeswoman for the APD, said that no injuries were reported during the course of these two incidents. Both cases were forwarded to the APD Criminal Investigations Bureau.
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