APD looking for West Broad home invaders

APD looking for West Broad home invaders
Locations of the home invasion and cell phone location

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Albany Police Department (APD) is on the lookout for as many as half a dozen men who went into an apartment and held a couple at gunpoint, about 3 a.m. Wednesday morning.

It happened in the 2000 block of West Broad Avenue.

APD’s incident report stated that officers saw several men dressed in black walking through a parking lot, and when they tried to question them, they all took off running.

Soon after, a home invasion was reported in the area.

Officers spoke to the couple that lived in the apartment. They said they were sleeping when they were awakened by men dressed in black, with masks on their faces, standing over them with guns, according to the incident report.

While three of the subjects held them at gun point, the other subjects ransacked their apartment. One of the men received a phone call, and then the invaders ran out the front door, the report stated.

The victims said they were so shaken up that they went to campus police at ASU West to get help.

The only item taken during the incident was a cell phone, which was tracked to the area of Melrose Drive and North Ingleside Drive. Police found the phone in the backyard of a vacant residence on North Ingleside Drive, and returned it to the owner, the report stated.

Police believe the invaders got into the apartment through a sliding glass door that may have been unlocked.

Police were checking on a Dodge Challenger in the parking lot of the YMCA on Gillionville Road with its headlights on when the call for help came in. While attempting to apprehend and locate the suspects on West Broad Avenue, they saw what appeared to be the same car circling that area, but were unable to find the car afterward, according to the incident report.

Detectives are still investigating the case.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Albany Police Department at (229) 431-2100.

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