Two charged in recent Albany person on person robberies

Published: Aug. 17, 2016 at 9:47 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 18, 2016 at 2:57 AM EDT
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ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Albany Police have made two arrests in the violent robberies that happened in the last two weeks across the city.

Key'Jylyn Norman, 18, and a 16-year-old who has not been identified were taken to the Law Enforcement Center. After being interviewed, the two were charged.

Norman is charged with robbery by snatching and was taken to the Dougherty County Jail Wednesday night.

The 16-year-old was charged with robbery by force and was taken to the Regional Youth Development Center.

The Albany Police said that additional charges are pending. And they anticipate there will be additional arrests made.

Two of the most recent person on person robberies happened on Tuesday. Officials have not confirmed that the Norman and the 16-year-old are charged in connection to these two specific robberies.

Shannon Hammock, 39, said she was walking in the 800 block of North Jefferson around 9:30 Tuesday night when two men chased her and stole her purse and money.

Around 5:30 Tuesday morning in the 1000 block of Davidson Drive, Sonya Moses, 47, was going out her back door when two men shoved her against her door and stole her purse and cash.

Police said that people need to be on guard after dark.

"When they see you by yourself, or they see you in an area that they think is lonely or all that stuff, you become possibly a target," said Lt. Keithen Hall with the Albany Police Department.

No arrests have been made in either of the two robberies.

Police warn that residents should not walk alone, especially at night, should not carry large amounts of cash and need to stay aware of your surroundings.

Police said that this is still an open investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact detectives at (229) 431-3288 or CrimeSTOPPERS at (229) 436-TIPS

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