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Police seek suspect in theft at Albany farm

The owner of a Dougherty County farm has pictures of a theft suspect

Police seek a person of interest in thefts from a Doughety County farm (Special photo)

Police seek a person of interest in thefts from a Doughety County farm (Special photo)

ALBANY — Police are seeking a person of interest who may be connected with multiple thefts at the Barlow Farm on Gravel Hill Road in Albany, officials say.

Sgt. Chad Kirkpatrick with the Dougherty County Police Department said the first thefts were reported by Otis Barlow on October 16. Barlow told police various equipment totaling worth more $2,000 were missing from the site. The equipment included air compressors, plow wheels and lawn mowers.

On October 28, Calvin Barlow reported a single spindle rotary mower valued at $1,200 also to be missing, officials say. Between the first reported thefts and the latter date, the victims had installed a trail camera, officials say, which indicated that a light-skinned black male in his early 20’s, wearing a brown work jumpsuit had appeared on the property around 3 p.m. October 25, officials say. Kirkpatrick said the suspect had also been photographed on October 26 driving a black, older model Ford truck with a black tool box on its bed.

Anyone who has knowledge of the thefts or identity of the person of interest is asked to call the Dougherty County Police Department at (229) 430-6600 or Crimstoppers at (229) 436-TIPS for a possible reward.