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Delivery driver's hijacked car found

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Police are now processing the Black Chevy Cobalt that was taken from a Papa Johns delivery driver during an armed robbery Saturday night.

49-year-old Tim Monette is now in fair condition after being shot in the back of the head during an ambush with two suspects.  Just after 2:00 PM Saturday an officer on another call spotted that black Cobalt heading North on Valencia.

And as she turned to check it out, the Cobalt sped off and crashed in an alley near Dellwood and West Oglethorpe. That's when a foot chase in sued.

"Did you ever think this would happen in your back yard? I never thought it would have happened here," said Lula Warren.

A black Chevy Cobalt now is now where Warren's garden used to be. "I heard the bam and jumped up and run the the kitchen door," said Warren.

It was shortly after that crash that two black males bolted out of the vehicle. "Police were behind them than and they jumped out the car and run through my yard jumping the fence," said Warren.

Police believe those two men and 28-year-old Demecko Mathis may be responsible for an armed robbery that sent Papa Johns delivery driver 49-year-old Tim Monette to the hospital.

"An unknown black male invited him in and another black man with a bandana over his face armed with a gun demanded for his money," said Phyllis Banks with the Albany Police Department.

Investigators say when Monette realized what was happening to him, he ran out of the house and that was when he was shot in the back of the head. That's when the suspects fled the scene in his car.

"They recently moved there, and it is a rented house I believe," said Louis Cobb. Cobb lives right across from the robbery and says crime has gotten so bad in the 30 years he has lived there, he has thought about moving away.

"I wonder where would I move to run away from crime," said Cobb.

And Albany Police say they are doing all they can to get someone in custody. "The direction that was given to the detectives from Chief Proctor is that they work this case very strongly. It is a top priority because of the nature of  how it occurred," said Banks.

Residents only hope this happens so the trail of blood on 1503 West Gordon ends there.

This is the second hijacking of a pizza delivery driver in Albany in as many weeks. Last Friday night a Dodge Ram was stolen from a Pizza Hut delivery driver as he was also working.

Albany Police are looking into whether they are connected but say right now evidence shows that they are not.

The Owner of the Papa Johns in Albany is offering a five thousand dollar reward for anyone with information that will lead to the arrest of the person responsible for this robbery. Anyone with any information can call the crime stoppers hotline at 229-436-TIPS.

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