Albany police investigate attempted armed robbery turned aggravated assault

Albany 18th AVE. AGG. Assault

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Albany Police Department (APD) is investigating after a man said two men robbed him and cut him with a knife.

Officers said Ricky Thornton, 49, was walking in the 900 block of 18th Avenue around 9:30 Sunday night. He said two men approached him, demanded his money and jewelry and one pulled out a knife.

Thornton told police he fought the men but one of them cut him on the back of his head, right wrist and left side of his chest.

Frequent walkers in the area said this is unusual.

“It’s unheard of here actually. Everybody pretty much knows everybody out here on these streets. I never heard of anybody getting robbed out here. I mean I’m sure it happens, but I never heard of it,” said Eric Burton, a frequent walker in the area.

Eric Burton (Source: WALB)
Eric Burton (Source: WALB)

APD said officers responded to the injury at Phoebe North. Phoebe officials said Thornton was treated and released.

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