APD investigates armed robbery at motel

APD investigates armed robbery at motel

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Albany Police Department in investigating an armed robbery at the Oglethorpe Motel, at 941 West Oglethorpe Boulevard on Sunday morning.

Cedric Lewis told police he and two of his friends were in a room at the motel when there was knock on the door. Lewis saw five men standing outside.

His friend was trying to call police when the door was kicked in. Lewis said three armed men came into the room.

They grabbed two unopened packages of Newport cigarettes, a black and yellow jacket, and cash, and ran off.

Lewis said as they walked outside, one of the men fired a gun into the air.

The culprits got away in an older model Ford pickup truck.  The case remains under investigation, and no injuries were reported.

APD is looking for five black men, but no further description was given.

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