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Albany police respond to armed robbery, assault

Man hospitalized following aggravated assault early Saturday

ALBANY — The Albany Police Department was called to the scenes of an aggravated assault as well an armed robbery, one of which resulted in a man being hospitalized.

The armed robbery was reported to have taken place at around 1:30 a.m. at 2500 Brierwood Drive on Monday. Police officials say the victim told police that he was walking from his family’s house on Tompkins Avenue when a dark colored vehicle pulled up next to him. He said a man inside asked him for money, to which he replied he did not have any money. At that point, he said the man pulled out a revolver and demanded his wallet. He complied and the suspects drove off.

The victim gave no other information on the car or suspect description. No injuries were reported, said Phyllis Banks, spokeswoman for the APD.

The aggravated assault that resulted in its victim being taken to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital occurred at around midnight on Saturday, reports available from the APD show.

James Smith, 20, stated that he was walking in the 200 block of Sunset Lane when he was approached by a group of men and one of them started shooting. He was struck in the right pelvic area. He stated that he then ran to a friend’s house where his girlfriend picked him up and drove him to Phoebe, Banks said.

The case has been turned over to investigators. Smith had been discharged from Phoebe by Monday afternoon, a hospital spokeswoman said.