Albany police: Suspect in Friday armed robberies in custody, warrants issued

Albany police: Suspect in Friday armed robberies in custody, warrants issued
Thomas Daniel (Source: Albany Police Department)

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - The Albany Police Department (APD) has taken a suspect into custody after two businesses were robbed Friday.

APD said that warrants for two counts of armed robbery with a firearm were filed for Thomas “TJ” Daniel, 51.

Daniel was taken into custody around 8:30 p.m. when he was walking out of a convenience store on Sands Drive and Radium Springs Road, police told WALB.

One of the robberies happened around 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Flower Basket, where a man demanded money at gunpoint, according to APD.

Police also believe Daniel is connected to another robbery that happened at Hidden Oaks Apartments on South Mock Road around 12:48 p.m., also on Friday.

Cash and money orders were taken from the leasing office, police said.

Police are looking for this man (APD photo)
Police are looking for this man (APD photo)

An employee at a business nearby said she believes she saw the suspect walk over to the Flower Basket, and shortly after saw police.

"When I came back in I seen on Facebook that it had been robbed and I said that’s the man. I remember the shirt you know, I don’t really remember the khaki pants but I remember the shirt and the tall gentleman. You hear it, you see it every day, and it’s like, ‘Oh, I hope it’s not us,’ you know, or near us, but they don’t discriminate,” said a woman who wanted to remain anonymous.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Albany Police Department at (229) 431-2132 or CrimeSTOPPERS (229) 436-TIPS.

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