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Grand jury indicts burglars of churches and convenience stores


Dramatic surveillance video of a smash and grab burglary helped secure indictments against six Albany men.

Five of them were indicted for Burglary of the B P Food Mart on Gillionville Road May 14th.

Surveillance video shows the burglars smashing the front door with a concrete block and stealing cigarettes, cigars, and lottery tickets.

Investigators believe the group staked out and broke into other stores. 

Dougherty District Attorney Greg Edwards said "The normal process is that the places are placed under surveillance, so that the individuals can determine what is the best time to try to do the smash and grab."

The men were spotted leaving the store by cops who were investigating another store theft in East Albany minutes earlier.

The suspects crashed their car and were captured.

The owner of the car used in the burglary, Kevin Robinson, was indicted for making false statements to police.

Prosecutors say they don't know if the devil made him do it, but a Dougherty County man is indicted for breaking into four East Albany churches, some of them twice.

The grand jury also indicted 25-year old Willie Hutto on 8 counts of burglary and theft.

Investigators say this is Hutto caught on surveillance video in April breaking into Albany Baptist Church.

The video led to his arrest, though prosecutors aren't sure why he focused on churches.

Edwards said "There is sufficient probable cause to show that that was what he particularly targeted. And he was indicted for these burglaries that involved a church."

Investigators say Hutto looked for cash in the churches and took a safe from one of them.

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