Albany Police investigating four robberies
Updated: Tuesday, July 15 2014, 11:22 PM EDT
ALBANY - Albany Police are investigating a slew of four separate street robberies that took place over the course of two days.
Police say three of the robberies took place on Saturday July 12.
According to police they responded to the area of State St and Quail St at around 12:20 a.m. for the first robbery in which a 20-year-old male from Albany said that he was walking down Quail St when a group of five approached him and demanded his wallet. The victim then said that they punched him several times in the face and head before stealing his wallet and fleeing. The victim sustained minor injuries.
Police say they responded to Hudson Ave and Quail St at around 1:34 a.m. for a robbery involving a 22-year-old female from Albany. The victim said that she was also walking down the street when a group of three knocked her to the ground and stole her purse. She said that the group kicked and punched her in the face and body. Police say she also sustained injuries.
Police say they responded to the 100 block of Partridge St for the final robbery on Saturday, this time involving two female victims. The victims say they were also knocked to the ground by a group of five subjects who then punched and kicked them in the faces and bodies. The group then reportedly stole their property. The victims in this robbery were treated for minor injuries at the scene and sent to St. Peter's Hospital for further evaluation.
The fourth robbery took place on Sunday July 13. Police say they responded to the 100 block of Lancaster St at around 3:40 a.m. A 26-year-old female from Albany said that as she was walking down the street, a group of three approached her and began to punch her in the head and face. She reportedly said that the subjects then stole her purse and fled.
Police say that it is possible that these robberies could be connected. Anyone with any information is being asked to call the Albany Police Detective Division at 462-8039.