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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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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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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.
Colquitt County -- It's a frightening story that investigators know all too well. There's been another home invasion/robbery in Colquitt County.
Tuesday night, three Hispanic men were robbed at gunpoint by three black men. Sheriff Al Whittington says a similar crime took place at the same mobile home park just a few months ago.
Whittington says the motive is simple: cash. The targets are almost always the same, Hispanic farm workers who don't have bank accounts, or don't use them. The suspects know that and that's why they move in.
Around 11 O'clock Tuesday night, three Hispanic men in the mobile home were robbed at gunpoint. They say the three assailants were black and all had guns. "Had three black males approach them, all three being armed. Basically, one of the guys told them to 'give me your money or we'll kill you,'" Whittington said.
They gave up the money-- about $350 in cash. Cash that Sheriff Al Whittington says they shouldn't have had so handy. "We're going to patrol and do all we can to help protect them, but we need them to help protect themselves."
And he says they can do that by getting a bank account. Isbed Ariciaga, who lives nearby agrees. "I don't think that's smart, a lot of cash, because you never know when somebody can get in your house and rob you and take all your money."
But it seems that the message isn't getting across. Knight's mobile home park, located on Circle Road, is no stranger to strangers. This isn't the first time tenants at this mobile home park have been victimized. In February, eight men were robbed at this trailer just a few yards away. Two of them were shot. They too, describe their assailants as three black men, who haven't been caught.
But investigators hope for a different outcome this time, and so does Isbed. She's worried that it could happen at her house "A little bit, yeah, cause it's going to be scary for somebody to get into your house trying to rob you."
The Hispanic community has been terrorized by home invasions over the past several years. In September, six people were killed during a string of invasions in Tift and Colquitt Counties.
Anyone with information please contact either Investigator Shannon Hart with the Colquitt County Sheriff's Office at (229)616-7430 or Investigator Jamy Steinberg with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation at (229)225-4090.