2 arrested in Wednesday morning Albany entering autos

2 arrested in Wednesday morning Albany entering autos
The incident happened at Hampton Inn Suites, shortly after 3:30 a.m. (Source: Pixabay/WALB)

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - Two people were charged in connection to an early Wednesday morning entering auto incident, according to the Albany Police Department (APD).

Anthony Whitfield, 21, and Darrius Gordon, 22, were both charged with entering auto and motor vehicle theft, police said.

The incident happened at Hampton Inn Suites, shortly after 3:30 a.m.

Police said a resident called and reported seeing people breaking into vehicles. The incident involved 14-15 vehicles, according to APD.

APD units responded to the incident and apprehended the two suspects, police said.

Two handguns were recovered after the two suspects were taken into custody, according to APD.

Police said the majority of the vehicles affected were entered forcefully and had busted windows.

A van that was stolen from Princeton Place Apartments was used to get to the Hampton Inn to commit the entering autos there, according to APD. 

Police said Whitfield is on probation and has a prior arrest for entering autos.

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