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Neighborhood plans crime watch

November 21, 2005

Albany--Neighbors come together to fight crime after a string of armed robberies. Albany police found the stolen Lincoln town car used in some of those neighborhood robberies.

They don't have any suspects, but they do have plenty of people who promise to help catch the crooks.

Nearly half the people who attended Monday night's community meeting at Lake Park elementary school say they've been crime victims recently in Lake Park, normally considered one of Albany's safer neighborhoods.

"Somebody tried to get in my truck, the dog started barking, they shot at the dog and ran through the alley," says Lake Park resident, Wes Henry.

"They put a gun to my head and they asked for my money, and I threw them my wallet," says Lake Park resident, Gabe Tilley.

Gunmen robbed people in Albany seven times in less than a week. Now, the Lake Park Community is banding together to fight crime.

"They better watch out. They have a lot of people out here tonight going out after them," says Tilley.

With the Albany Police Department's help, neighbors plan to begin a community crime watch.

"If you're willing to commit to it, you'll have one of the most positive impacts that anyone will ever make in your neighborhood," say Lt. Tracey Barnes with the Albany Police Department.

"We're going to try and be some more eyes and ears for the police department," say Lake Park resident, Mike Flynn.

Flynn is the driving force behind the Lake Park Community's crime watch.  Friday night three men robbed Flynn and his family at gunpoint.

"Three men rushed us out of the shadows of our neighbor's yard and held me, and my wife, and my 11-year-old son, and my 8-year-old daughter at gunpoint and stole our money,"says Flynn.

To prevent this from happening to anyone else, they're working on a neighborhood patrol.

"Those three are going to go to jail," says Flynn.

Right now the community has a stern warning to the people committing the robberies in their neighborhood.

"Beware. We're after you, too. We're looking out. You got our attention," says Henry.

A $3,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the Lake Park robbers.

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