Albany business owners concerned by armed robbery spree

Albany business owners concerned by armed robbery spree

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Late Monday on North Slappey another Albany business was robbed, and business owners say they are concerned by this recent string of violent stick ups.

The Subway in the 1800 block of North Slappey was robbed about 10:15 PM by a man wearing a blue hoodie covering his face and carrying a blue bag. The clerk was not sure what kind of weapon he was carrying.

Stop the Violence Co Founder Bishop Frederic Williams, himself a North Slappey business owner , said he worries these armed robberies are becoming more frequent.

Bishop Williams said "I think the economy is down, there is a lot of things people are doing now as the approach of the holiday season.  People are thinking, people are shopping.  There is more money in the stores."

Williams said store owners are concerned by suspicious people coming in, not shopping, but possibly casing them out for armed robberies. He urges store owners to share information with police.

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