Armed robbery call turns into chase
Albany police say that two arrests have been made in this case.
23-year-old Arsenio Terrell Jones and 24-year-old Alvin Bernard Cross have been charged with armed robbery with multiple traffic violations pending.
An armed robbery call turned into a chase for Albany police early Tuesday morning.
Police say they responded to a home in the 1100 block of South McKinley Street to an armed robbery in progress call.
Police found the victim, 33-year-old Michael Allen, who told them that he had been robbed at gun point by four unknown black males of his cash and credit cards in the 600 block of Holloway Avenue.
While canvassing the area, police spotted the suspect's vehicle, a 2006 Dodge Magnum, slowly circling the area.
After attempting to conduct a traffic stop on the Magnum, it sped away from the officers heading north bound on South Davis Street.
The assisting officers followed the vehicle but continued to drive at a high rate of speed and the vehicle turned east in the 600 block of West Society Avenue.
The suspects jumped out of the vehicle which rolled and hit a utility pole in the 600 block of West Society.
Police detained four individuals after being located inside a home in the 600 block of West Whitney Avenue. All parties involved were transported to the Law Enforcement Center and released into the custody of Criminal Investigations Bureau for interviews.
No charges have been filed at this time.
FOX 31 went to where the armed robbery took place to see what neighbors had to say.
We spoke to one woman who says she's lived in the area for two years and there are good days and bad days in terms of crime. She says the news of the armed robbery happening so close to her home has left her worried. She says she has two young children and she fears for their safety at times.
FOX 31 asked her what she does to stay safe and she says she makes sure to lock her doors every night and stays aware of her surroundings.