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Women fight back against invader

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By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  Two East Albany women suffered minor knife wounds when they fought back against a man breaking into their home. About 5:30AM, a man broke into this home on Owens Avenue through the carport.

There were four women asleep inside. 35-year-old Latasha Johnson and her 33-year-old sister Earnestine Smith-Haggins fought the home invader into the kitchen. He pulled one of their kitchen knifes and cut both women on the chest, arms, and hands before running away empty handed.

The two women were treated by EMS at the scene. Police urge people to not fight crooks, but instead call 911.

"We have some citizens that are willing to fight back for what's theirs, and sometimes it ends in someone getting injured. That's unfortunate, but it's something we don't advise," said Albany Police media manager Phyllis Banks. 

The home invader is black, in his 30's, 5-foot-8 inches tall, 270 pounds, bald with a mustache and goatee.  If you have any information, call CRIME STOPPERS at 229-436-TIPS.

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