Men force their way into Talafax Road home
Tue, 23 Jul 2013 14:48:37 GMT —
Albany police are investigating after two armed men forced their way into a home where 12 people were inside, including six children.
Officers say they responded to the call on Talafax Road and residents say that two black males forced the front door open.
Upon entry, they began searching for an unknown individual, but could not locate the person.
Police say they fled the scene into a nearby wooded area with a purse and cash.
Investigators say that no one was injured and no shots were fired during the incident.
FOX 31 spoke to neighbors of the family who's house was broken into early this morning.
One neighbor said he thinks there is a growing problem with violence; not just on this road but in Albany as a whole.
Another man told FOX 31 that his elderly parents live right next door to the house where the incident occurred and he's concerned for their safety. He said five years ago their house was broken into as well and he thinks there needs to be more police presence in the area.
Several residents told FOX 31 that they have lived in Albany all their lives and growing up there was hardly any violence. They say now there is so much that they have questioned moving to a different area.
Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Albany Police Department's Criminal Investigation Bureau at (229) 431-3288. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (229) 436-TIPS.