Police investigate 15 cases of violent robberies in last month

Police investigate 15 cases of violent robberies in last month
Key'Jylyn Norman (Source: Dougherty County Sheriff's Office)
Key'Jylyn Norman (Source: Dougherty County Sheriff's Office)

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Albany Police Department's Robbery/Homicide Unit is currently working 15 active cases of person on person robberies that happened within the last 30 days.

According to officials, there was no pattern of where the robberies occurred.

Out of the 15 victims, Augustus Jones, a 50-year-old male, is still receiving treatment at Grady Memorial Hospital. His condition is unknown at this time.

Two women were treated at an area hospital and released after they were robbed.

The robbers stole small amounts of cash, wallets and purses from the victims.

Officials arrested Key`Jylyn Norman, 18, and a 16-year-old on Wednesday in connection to several of the recent violent robberies.

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Albany Police responded to the 600 block of North Jackson Street on July 28 around 10:20 p.m. after receiving a call about disorderly conduct with injuries. When officials arrived, a patrolman already on the scene told police a man found Jones when he was walking home.

Police reported that Jones' eyes were swollen shut and he was bleeding from his ears, nose and mouth. He also had lacerations on the right side of his face and forehead.

Officials stated that a resident in the area had cameras on their house and believe that one of them may have caught the incident.

Albany Police also responded to a call about a robbery in the 400 block of Tift Avenue around 12:15 p.m. on August 8. Sara Stroble told officials that she had just gotten home from church when she knocked on the door and was waiting for her grandson to answer it when three black males approached her.

Stroble said the three came up behind her and and tried to pull her purse away dragging her on the ground.

When her grandson got to the door, he found Stroble on the ground, feet away from the door, still gripping her purse. Stroble's grandson believes that passersby scared the three men off.

Witnesses reported seeing the three males but didn't see their faces.

Detectives said that about eight of the robbery cases will be cleared due to the arrests made Wednesday night.

This is still an open investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact detectives at (229) 431-3288 or CrimeSTOPPERS at (229) 436-TIPS.

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