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Police search for robbery suspects

Ashburn Police Chief Ben Sumner Ashburn Police Chief Ben Sumner
Neighbors are on the lookout in Ashburn. Neighbors are on the lookout in Ashburn.

December 8, 2003

Ashburn- Neighbors spent the morning trying to figure out what happened in their usually quiet Williams Street neighborhood.

"When I came down 41 about 10:30 last night the traffic cops were in the highway and they had the road blocked off," says Vivian Martin.

"When I looked out of the window I saw the police officers about ten maybe fifteen cars," says Matilda Farley.

Police were searching the area for three male suspects who robbed the family at 204 Williams Street.

"Subjects went into a residence and got an undetermined amount of cash from the family, fled the area," says Ashburn Police Chief Ben Sumner.

An empty car with the engine still running in front of an abandoned house led the patrol officer to believe that the suspects may be inside.

"She backed off at that time. We called in Crisp County Sheriff's office response team. They came down and assisted us and cleared the residence," Sumner explains.

But no one was inside. Still police say they have several leads and hope to make an arrest in the next couple of days.

The three suspects are still believed to be in the area.

Posted at 3:15 PM by elaine.armstrong@walb.com

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