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      Woman robbed after accepting a car ride

      Albany police responded at approximately 5 a.m. Monday morning to an armed robbery that occurred on Byron Road.

      Officers say the victim, Amanda Dykes, 30, told police a black male approached her while she was walking near the intersection of West Highland Avenue and South Van Buren. They say he offered her a ride which she accepted.

      According to police, the suspect drove her to the 800 block of Byron Road where he robbed her at gunpoint. Dykes was able to get away but the suspect fled with an undisclosed amount of money.

      This case remains under investigation.