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Unarmed bandit makes off with money from convenience store

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

August 11, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - An unarmed bandit got away with money from an Albany convenience store cash drawer during the lunch hour Monday.

Police tape surrounded the Petro gas station in the 1200 block of Dawson Road. About 12:30 Monday afternoon, a white man around five-foot-five, weighting 160 pounds, with a green camouflaged scarf around his face and camouflaged pants entered the store, grabbed money from the register, and ran.

A man driving by saw what happened and followed the suspect in his car while he called 911.

"I saw a guy run out of the store, had his face wrapped up, you know running. He had white gloves on and as he jumped near the telephone booth, near the fence that's when he ran down the side of the fence and that's when I turned on Lucille Road and called 911," said Rufus Carter, a witness.

"The suspect dropped some clothing while he was fleeing and we called the canine units out to help track the individual," said Albany Police Lt. Joe Moored. Police believe the man has friends or family living in the neighborhood behind the Petro.

Several units responded and detectives combed the neighborhood on foot looking for the man, but no one was caught. Anyone with information on the snatching is asked to call Crimestoppers at (229) 436-TIPS.

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