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A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
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Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
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Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
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Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
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It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - It was a big scare for employees opening up the Taco Bell on North Slappey. And it all unfolded in front of Jack Zumwalt who was setting up for a weekend sale at the Turner's Budget Furniture store next door.
"We weren't really paying attention because we were watching the furniture, but we say someone wearing a green t-shirt bolt out of the store. And just take off running," said Zumwalt.
When police arrived, he knew exactly what happened. "Employees say a young black male possibly in his teens came into the store, pointed his gun at employees, and jumped the counter," said Albany Police Public Information Officer, Phyllis Banks.
"And he was able to get away with a bank deposit bag with an undetermined amount of money." That's when the gunman ran out of the store.
"He headed back towards the back of the store. And we think he took off behind our store," said Zumwalt.
"Employees said he had a green t-shirt tied around his face, possibly wearing a white or gray t-shirt and a ball cap," said Banks.
This Taco Bell has been no stranger to armed robberies with the most recent happening at night. "We've been concerned about this, and that is why we have extra employees working on at night. And we are just trying to take precautions on that," said Zumwalt.
But thieves are not waiting for night to commit their crimes anymore. "Crime can occur at any time," said Banks. "It's just important for people opening businesses to be aware of their surroundings and take the proper precautions to avoid things like this if possible."
Police continued to interview witnesses hoping to get a better description to get that suspect off the streets and into a jail cell. If you have any information that could help police with this case, call Crime Stoppers at 229-436-TIPS.