Attempted robbery leaves man in hospital

Police roped off P&P Garden & Hardware

A search helicopter, police, and EMS were all at P and P Garden and Hardware on Palmyra Road this morning. Police say the owner was injured during an attempted robbery. 67-year-old Walter Phelps was shot in the upper shoulder and is now in fair condition at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.

Albany Police Public Information Officer Phyllis Whitley-Banks says they're working hard to catch the robber. "Right now we are looking for the person that was described to us" says Whitley-Banks. "That was a black male, about 6'4, low haircut, armed with handgun chrome in color."

Police say it is undetermined whether he got away with anything. Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers at (229) 436-TIPS or the Albany Police Department's Investigation Bureau at (299) 431-3288.