Officer injured in Dollar General burglary

Officer injured in Dollar General burglary
(Source: Albany Police)
(Source: Albany Police)

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Police say they are searching for the man responsible for assaulting an officer during a burglary early Monday morning.

It happened at the Dollar General on South Slappey Boulevard just before 3 a.m.

According to a report, Patrolman Nicholas Parker responded to the store's burglary alarm when he saw a suspect crawling out of a broken glass door.

Parker yelled for him to stop and a struggle broke out.

In the surveillance video, you can see Officer Parker confront the man and uses his taser to try to disable the burglar.

But the crook rips off the wires and hits Officer Parker in the head with an unknown object.

On Monday, Chief Michael Persley asked the community for help identifying that man, and urged the burglar to surrender.

"We want him to be man enough to go ahead and turn himself in. If not, we are actually looking for this person.  We're not here to hurt anybody.  We just want this person brought to justice," said Chief Persley.

Chief Persley said that Officer Parker stayed home Monday to recover from his injury.

The crook escaped, but took nothing with him.

The investigation is still ongoing, and anyone with information is asked to contact authorities.

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