Monday, October 21, 2013
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ALBANY — A call regarding a house party that had gotten out of hand resulted in reports of several individuals being robbed at gunpoint, officials from the Albany Police Department say.
Reports show the APD responded to 1026 Randolph St. at 12:44 a.m. on Saturday to a house party that needed to be shut down for overcapacity. Upon arrival, officers made contact with several party goers who advised they had been robbed at gunpoint.
Phyllis Banks, spokeswoman for the APD, said all victims stated they were approaching the party from the alley when two unknown males came toward them with weapons demanding money. The weapons were pointed at four individuals who were not robbed. Another victim said her purse and cell phone were taken, someone else stated he was hit on the side of the head with a silver hand gun and his cell phone was taken while another individual said his cell phone was taken.
Reports indicate that there were no serious injuries resulting from the incident, Banks said.
The incident included five counts of armed robbery and three counts of aggravated assault. The robberies remain under investigation, Banks said.