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Shots fired in Albany robbery, authorities advise caution

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David Murphy David Murphy
Phyliss Whitley-Banks Phyliss Whitley-Banks
The armed robber that fired shots during a holdup at an Albany business Wednesday is still on the loose.

Police say the man opened fire inside Metro Pool and Games at 517 South Slappey. Authorities questioned people Wednesday but none were identified as the suspect, meaning that person could still be on the loose.

"Well, we are just on alert and all businesses shall be on alert right now, property crimes are increasing," said APD spokesperson Phyliss Whitley-Banks.

APD says the man, armed with a gun, walked into the business and fired off at least two shots before fleeing the scene, with money he demanded from the register. The owner, David Murphy, was caught off guard by the crime.
"It's a pretty good neighborhood over here I thought," Murphy said. "I have insurance on the building as far as liability but I don't think we have nothing for robbery."

Banks says there are steps companies can take to protect themselves against potential robberies.

"Make sure they have enough employees on hand," Whitley-Banks said. "Also making sure they don't have a lot of cash on hand during business hours make those frequent trips to the bank if possible."

 The suspect is described as a black male about 5' 3" wearing all black. If you have any information regarding the crime, you are encouraged to call 436-TIPS.

Citizens should call police if they have any additional information.



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