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Albany business owner to close shop after robbery

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The owner of a well-known Albany costume shop says he is closing his business after he was robbed by a man armed with a rifle.

Jerry Doyal, owner of Doyal's on West Oglethorpe, told WALB News 10's Jim Wallace that Thursday was the first time his business had ever been robbed.

Albany Police say a man wearing blue jeans and carrying a backpack came into the store around 3:20 p.m. and asked to make change for a dollar.

When the register was opened, the man pulled out a rifle and then took all the money from the register.

In the wake of the robbery, Doyal said he will officially close his store in October.

The crime was one of two armed robberies in Albany on Thursday afternoon, but Police do not believe the two were connected.

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