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.