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Albany police respond to a number of pre-holiday calls.

ALBANY — Three men were arrested and charged in a Thursday armed robbery on Forest Glen Drive in Albany, a report from the Albany Police Department said.

Micah Whitehead, 21, and Daiquan Marquelle Batlin, 19, were charged with armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, and Jontravious Kimbrough, 22, was charged with tampering with evidence during the robbery of Brandon Balkcom just after 2 p.m. on Thursday.

A report by APD Officer Hope Pruitt indicated that Balkcom was washing the inside of a vehicle and listening to music when he was robbed by an unknown black male wearing a black facemask. Balkcom said the robber held a gun to his back and said, “Give me your f---ing wallet.” The victim indicated his wallet was in another vehicle, and he was ordered to get it. The robber grabbed the wallet, which contained $140, and ran toward a nearby alley.

APD expressed appreciation to the Lake Park/Merry Acres Neighborhood Watch group for its help in capturing the three suspects. The department also reminded citizens to:

♦ Have good working camera security system;

♦ Provide good description of suspects;

♦ Report any suspicious activity to the police immediately;

♦ Have the Neighborhood Awareness app;

♦ Form a neighborhood watch;

♦ Continue to remain vigilant;

♦ If you see something say something.

♦ Upload camera system video to the Neighbor App.

Additional charges in the case are pending.

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