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Albany Police task force makes more arrests

Dontrrious Gordon Dontrrious Gordon
Reginald Gordon Reginald Gordon
Michael Joyner Michael Joyner

October 6, 2006

Albany -- Albany Police announce more arrests in an East Albany robbery ring. Investigators blame four young men for at least six armed robberies in the last two months, and they're looking for more suspects.

Investigators say the Albany Police special armed robbery task force arrested 20-year old Dontrrious Gordon, a 15-year old, and a 16-year old about three AM on an East Albany street. Tuesday Police arrested 17-year old Michael Joyner.

Investigators say the suspects robbed people walking or in parking lots along Radium Springs Road, West and East Broad Avenue, Cordele Road,  and South Street. Police say they got helpful tips from people in those neighborhoods.

Task Force officers have been working overtime trying to end the rash of armed robberies across Albany. Lt. James Williams said "Being out here on the streets. All of them off duty. Special undercover operations. Tactical units and other special operation units running."

Police issued warrants 21-year old Reginald Gordon, the brother of Dontrrious Gordon. He's wanted for six armed robberies, and Police say more young people could be arrested as part of this crime ring. If you have any information on Gordon, call CRIME STOPPERS at 436-TIPS.

Meanwhile Five teenagers were robbed at gunpoint early Friday morning in the parking lot at the Wynnsong Cinemas in Northwest Albany.  

 The teens say about One A-M, a car with four men wearing red scarves over their faces blocked them in a parking space. One man put a pistol to the side of 19 year old Bryce Layfield's head and demanded his wallet.

The gunmen fled in a 1991 Oldsmobile. The victim's followed the robber's car to the Palmyra Hospital.

They got the tag number, which is registered to an address in Hartsville, Georgia. So far no arrests, but Police say the investigation is continuing.


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