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ALBANY, GA (WALB) – A frightening and violent overnight crime spree in Albany ended when police put four young cousins in jail. The robbers used a shotgun in at least three robbery attempts.
Two of the victims suffered minor injuries when they were hit with the gun. Police caught the four cousins, and another teenager who was with them but has not been charged, when their car broke down a block away from the final and most violent robbery.
Shots were fired in the third and final armed robbery early this morning by this family, when the victim fought back, and battled over the shotgun with the robbers.
Police say 17-year-old Johnny Myers, his 15-year-old brother, and their cousins, 18-year-old Otis Myers and 20-year-old Darius Myers picked the coldest night of the year to go on an armed robbery spree. Driving a 2000 Lincoln Towncar, they drove the streets of Albany looking for people to rob.
"They were outside late at night," Lt. James Williams. The first robbery happened about 11:45 in the 600 block of West Gordon Avenue. Two women and a 12-year-old boy say five men pointed a shotgun at them and robbed them. Then 45 minutes later Investigators say the five tried to rob a 23-year-old woman walking on West Highland Avenue. The victim this time was beaten.
"Hit them with the weapon," Williams said. Then less than 10 minutes later 36-year-old Terry McDonald was attacked while walking in the 600 block of 8th Avenue, but McDonald fought back.
"They got into a scuffle over the weapon. He grabbed the weapon. Shots were fired during that time. The victim had the best of the suspect, and the suspect fled the scene," Williams said.
The five drove away in the Lincoln, but the car broke down about a block away. The five were pushing the car when Cops captured them at 7th Avenue and Palmyra Road. The shotgun and other evidence was seized by police.
The two robbery victims were treated by EMS, but did not go to the hospital. The four cousins are charged with aggravated assault, armed robbery and weapons charges. The fifth young man, also a juvenile, has not been charged yet in connection with these robberies.
There was another similar armed robbery attempt in East Albany about 11:00 PM Monday on Brierwood Drive, where the victim says young men pointed a shotgun at him and demanded money.
Police are still investigating to see if the Myers cousins were involved in that robbery attempt.
All five young men remain in custody. Police continue to investigate to see whether that fifth suspect was involved, whether the robbery spree was gang related, and whether they're responsible for any earlier robberies.