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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -Another Dougherty County family is attacked at gun point in a home invasion robbery. That's four home invasions since Saturday, and Police say they are stepping up patrols in neighborhoods. Dougherty County Police have named a suspect in last night's robbery, and want your help finding this wanted man.

18 year old Kymjarda Brown says she was in total shock when two masked men, armed with guns, burst through their front door.

Brown said "No, it happened so fast, I didn't know what was going on."

One robber had a shotgun, the other a pistol, when they robbed Brown and her boyfriend James Green at their home on Woodridge Court about 11:20 PM.

 Brown said "They kicked the door in, and came in with guns. Asked for all the money. And tied me up and put me into the closet."

The robbers tied up the couple, but did not bother their sleeping daughter. They stole $300 and some phones, and then took off. Investigators put out arrest warrants this morning for Demetrise McCoy, but say they don't know if he is involved in other robberies.

 Sexton said "We don't have enough information right now to say it they are, but we are looking at that very closely."

This is the fourth home invasion in Albany and Dougherty County since Saturday, and Police say they are stepping up patrols.

Sexton said "Stay in the neighborhoods, generally after midnight. They will be more vigilante. That seems to be the time frame."

Neighbors on Woodridge Court say they will be more alert tonight.

Keith O'Neal said "I'll sleep a little lighter tonight, and keep an eye out for neighbors."

Brown said they will secure their door better tonight. Police say it's a good idea for everyone to deadbolt your doors and fortify them. And if you see strangers in your neighborhood, call Police.

If you have any information on Demetrise McCoy, who is wanted in last night's robbery, call CRIME STOPPERS at 436-TIPS. You could earn a reward.

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