This is surveillance video of the Monday break-in at the Pitt Stop on Sylvester Road east of Albany. (Special Photo)
ALBANY — The Dougherty County Police Department is asking for help from the public in locating suspects and property recently stolen.
Sgt. Chad Kirkpatrick, Dougherty County Police detective, said one of the cases officers are investigating is the Monday morning smash-and-grab at the Pitt Stop food store, 3225 Sylvester Road. Video surveillance shows two men with t-shirts over their faces using golf clubs to break the glass front door to gain entrance to the business. The pair mostly took cigarettes and cigars from the business, Kirkpatrick said.
Officials say Monday’s break-in was the second time in the past two or three months the store was hit by burglars.
In an unrelated case, Al Stanford at on County Line Road was also burglarized on Monday. According to Kirkpatrick, an unknown person took Stanford’s 2014 Kabota RTV 500, valued at $12,000. Stanford told police it was the second time he’d been robbed recently, and that he had purchased the Kabota to replace a Polaris Ranger utility vehicle that had been taken.
Unrelated is the DCPD’s efforts to locate a red 2001 Volvo S60 missing since Aug. 8. Kirkpatrick said the owner of the car, Monica Rushing, 40, loaned the vehicle to an acquaintance known only as “Tameka” who she had met at Club Legend on East Broad Avenue.