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Woman uninjured in Albany knifepoint robbery

A robber pulls a knife on a woman who is repairing an Albany residence

ALBANY — Police are searching for a man who robbed a 47-year-old woman at knife point at around 12:30 p.m. Monday afternoon in southwest Albany.

Albany Police Department officials described the armed robber as a black male about 5 feet 8 in height and 200 pounds in weight. He was last seen wearing a blue hoodie, blue jeans and black tennis shoes and was traveling on a red bicycle.

According to APD reports, the woman was doing repair work at a vacant home in the 1300 block of West Waddell Avenue when the robber entered the structure and demanded money, pulling a knife on the victim. He got away with an undisclosed amount of cash, police say.

No one was injured in the incident, police said.

Anyone with information on the incident or the suspect’s whereabouts are asked to contact the APD at (229) 431-2100 or Albany Area Crime Stoppers at (229) 436-TIPS (8477).

Staff writer Jennifer Parks contributed to this story