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Two men, one black and one white, burst into the Petro Store at the intersection of Highway 200 and Highway 45 Sunday night, and attacked the clerk, stealing money. The victim told authorities that theMore >>
Two men, one black and one white, burst into the Petro Store at the intersection of Highway 200 and Highway 45 Sunday night, and attacked the clerk, stealing money.More >>
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Information from the Georgia Lottery- ATLANTA – A Valdosta man has won a huge jackpot prize playing Fantasy 5. William Gilbert, 71, matched all five numbers from the May 16 Fantasy 5 drawing, winningMore >>
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Thomasville Police Officers responded to Walmart in reference to a shoplifting Sunday night. Employees told police a man left the store with a shopping cart full of items without paying. The employeesMore >>
Thomasville Police Officers responded to Walmart in reference to a shoplifting Sunday night. Employees said the man pulled knife and began swing it at them. He then ran to a vehicle parked in the parking lot and attempted to leave however, but the car would not start, so he took off running.More >>
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By PAMELA SAMPSON AP Business Writer BANGKOK (AP) - The price of oil fell Monday ahead of the release later this week of economic data from the U.S. and China, the world's two largest economies, andMore >>
The price of oil fell Monday ahead of the release later this week of economic data from the U.S. and China. Benchmark crude for June delivery was down 55 cents to $95.47 a barrel, but gas in East Albany was $3.42 this morning....More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:03 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:03:02 GMT
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.
ALBANY, GA (WALB) –Four East Albany gang members are charged with the violent armed robbery of five hispanic men over the weekend. Three of the gang members are teenagers, one of them 14 years old.
The Albany Police Gang Unit says the armed robbers were all members of an East Albany gang that live in the same neighborhood, and they targeted the Hispanic men while they had a party Saturday night.
24 year old Delletorious Stills, 17 year old Clifford Parker, 16 year old Kovarious Price and 14 year old Demonta Price are charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault, and gang participation. Police say they attacked 5 hispanic men at a mobile home park on Dunes Drive Friday night and viciously beat two of the men with guns.
Albany Police Gang Unit Investigator Hope Ellis said "One was hit in the back of the head and pushed inside of the residence. Once again when they gained entry inside the residence, the second subject was also hit. "
Money and cell phones were stolen. Investigators say the hispanic men were targeted not because of prejudice, but because they were thought to be easy targets by the robbers that likely would not report the crime to Police.
But Police say the hispanic men did report the crime, and community witnesses helped lead Gang Investigators to these gangsters who were arrested.
Ellis said "We do understand that they are afraid, for whatever circumstance. They are apprehensive about coming forward when crimes are committed against them. But we encourage them, we are here to help them, because they are part of our community."
Police say they are looking for this man, 20 year old Roger Lewis, as a person of interest. No charges have been filed against him, but witnesses say there were five robbers.
There have been several more Hispanic victims of armed robberies in East Albany in the last year. Albany Police are investigating those robberies to see if these gang members might have been involved in those crimes.
If you have any information about Roger Lewis, call Albany Police at 431-2100, or CRIME STOPPERS at 436-TIPS.