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Aggravated assault, armed robbery account for Albany weekend crime activity

No injuries reported in Saturday incidents

ALBANY — An armed robbery and aggravated assault, both of which took place in south Albany, were among the calls the Albany Police Department was responding to over the weekend, reports show.

The armed robbery was reported at 9:45 p.m. Saturda. A 46-year-old man said he was walking along the 300 block of Flintside Drive when an unknown male approached and robbed him. The man said he was asked if he wanted to purchase something and when he said he did not, the robber got confrontational and pulled out a silver handgun, a narrative from the report states.

The narrative said the man reported that the gunman reached into his right pocket and took something, which police officials have identified as cash, before the man told him to get back. The robber eventually left in an undetermined direction

No arrests had been made as of Monday. The gunman was described as a black male who was wearing a camouflage jumpsuit and who had short plaits in his hair. Aside from the cash being taken, no physical contact was made. A search was conducted in the immediate area, yielding no results, the report said.

The aggravated assault was reported from 1614 W. Gordon Ave. around 4 p.m. Saturday. In that case, police officials say, the suspect came to the residence and demanded a cell phone at knifepoint from a 17-year-old female victim. After obtaining the phone, he walked out of the residence and damaged the passenger side window of a 1992 Crown Victoria belonging to another individual.

No injuries were reported and no arrests had been made in the aggravated assault as of Monday.

Both cases remain under investigation.