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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Wednesday morning isn't the first time someone has been killed at 1303 East Broad.

In 2006 a man was shot in the head outside what was then called the Royal Pool Hall.

Neighbors tell us the club attracts a wild and often rowdy crowd,  but the owners say they've done what they can to make it a safe environment.

Including last night's murders of 23-year-old Jerro Toye and 22-year-old Joshua Walls, police have investigated three murders, six robberies, four aggravated assaults, and numerous thefts.

The new owners say they added surveillance and security and the bar is safe, but neighbors say it's bad news and needs to be shut down.

When Mun Mun Patel took over AppleJax Sports bar in January of last year, she says she brought changes to the establishment. "I have done everything in my power to make safe environment and happy place for everybody and everybody loves coming over there."

But what happened Wednesday night, Patel says, was out of her control. "Nothing happened inside the club so we couldn't have known that anything like this could have happened outside the club."

She says a person or people came inside and the victims left with them. Minutes later, the young men, both regular patrons of the club were dead. "They were regular customers of our club and whoever comes regularly they are like family for us so I do feel for their loss."

Nearby business owner Larry Mathis says he would like to lose the club from the neighborhood. He says changes of ownership haven't seemed to make any difference. He's been here for 15 years and in the past 10 has seen more than a handful of robberies, aggravated assaults and now, three murders.

"It even brings about fear into the neighborhood. I think the best thing to do is shut it down, close this place down. I want to see it shut down. Not tomorrow, but today," said Mathis.

But Patel says she hopes her club will continue to operate safely and she'll do what she can to make that happen.

Patel told us since she has taken ownership of the club, not a single call has been made to police regarding violent activity. The police report backs her up. There have been only three reports of larceny since she bought the club.

Patel also says surveillance video captured the victims walking outside last night. Her staff shared that video with police.

 

  • Albany Police Department INCIDENT REPORT 

For 1303 E Broad Ave (AppleJax)

2001 - Present

 

Case #

    Offense

Date

Time of Day

 2206020081

Murder

9/10/2006

0015

2211005556

Murder

3/3/2011

0130

2211005556

Murder

3/3/2011

0130

3

Murders

 

 

2202016114

Robbery

7/27/2002

2336

2203000164

Robbery

1/2/2003

2305

2203027377

Robbery

12/5/2003

2315

2204014488

Robbery

6/19/2004

2155

2207030152

Robbery

12/23/2007

0225

2208000967

Robbery

1/13/2008

1600

6

Robberies

 

 

2201013151

Agg Assault

6/23/2001

2200

2202022947

Agg Assault

10/18/2002

2303

2204028041

Agg Assault

11/19/2004

1726

2207006385

Agg Assault

3/22/2007

1846

4

Agg Assaults

 

 

2203015888

Burglary

7/12/2003

0512

2208020602

Burglary

9/8/2008

0154

2

Burglaries

 

 

2201008986

Larceny

4/30/2001

1553

2202012819

Larceny

6/13/2002

2100

2202018428

Larceny

8/26/2002

1945

2202027816

Larceny

12/21/2002

1847

2202028452

Larceny

12/31/2002

2056

2203004773

Larceny

3/1/2003

0908

2203009283

Larceny

4/26/2003

2253

2203010955

Larceny

5/14/2003

2211

2203011238

Larceny

5/17/2003

2003

2203019383

Larceny

8/23/2003

2257

2203026314

Larceny

11/20/2003

1344

2203026594

Larceny

11/24/2003

1237

2204001983

Larceny

1/27/2004

1923

2204002254

Larceny

1/30/2004

2106

2204024708

Larceny

10/11/2004

2027

2204027557

Larceny

11/13/2004

1920

2204029368

Larceny

12/7/2004

1215

2204030683

Larceny

12/23/2004

1911

2205008234

Larceny

4/20/2005

0301

2205014100

Larceny

7/4/2005

1521

2206018156

Larceny

8/16/2006

1739

2206022668

Larceny

10/10/2006

2114

2207022494

Larceny

9/30/2007

1115

2209028878

Larceny

11/25/2009

2359

2210010287

Larceny

5/1/2010

2200

2210019685

Larceny

8/9/2010

2340

2211004347

Larceny

2/18/2011

0356

27

Larcenies

 

 

2201000688

Motor Vehicle Theft

1/11/2001

1909

2203007036

Motor Vehicle Theft

3/30/2003

0145

2203019815

Motor Vehicle Theft

8/29/2003

2145

3

Vehicle Thefts

 

 

45

Grand Total

 

 

 

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