Albany police searching for armed robbery suspects

Albany police searching for armed robbery suspects

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - The Albany Police Department (APD) is looking for four suspects that robbed the Dollar General on the 400 block of South Slappey Boulevard Saturday around 10:45 p.m.

Police say three men entered the store while one suspect stood watch outside the entrance.

The suspects demanded money at gunpoint and the clerks complied, according to APD.

Dollar General management says two employees are recovering with family after an armed robbery not even 24 hours before.

From the stories we’ve covered, in the last month there have been several armed robberies or burglaries in the city.

So far APD has made arrests in some of those crimes.

Residents Monday said this seems like a never ending problem.

Endless photos and videos.

Facebook post, after post.

“I just think it’s sad,” said Carolyn Green, a frequent shopper at the Dollar General.

Residents saide armed robberies and burglaries cover the city.

“You hear it regularly really. Like it never stops,” said Green.

The latest was here at a South Albany Dollar General, Saturday.

Green said she wants something done.

“They are steady going back and forward saying they can’t come up with a solution. It’s always a solution to a problem,” she explained.

Gathering surveillance in these investigations doesn’t seem to be a problem for APD.

The department gave us photos Saturday’s suspects.

One man said more can be done.

“I don’t think police doing enough. We need more surveillance on this side of the town anyway because this is the south side,” said Jesse Dillard.

He wants heavy consequences for the robbers.

“People who are doing that you know, flashing guns and things of that nature, they need hard time for that because bullets don’t have no names on them,” Dillard explained.

APD is actively working to solve these cases.

Customers said they hope these crimes calm down.

“It makes me feel scared. It makes me feel like the neighborhood is not safe,” said Green.

If you have any information on this incident, you’re urged to contact the department at (229) 431-2132.

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