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Albany police investigate robberies tied to Facebook

December 14, 2018 05:42 PM

Albany police are investigating a pair of robberies tied to Facebook.

The first one happened last Friday in the 100 block of Second Street. A man went there to sell a phone to someone he met on Facebook. The buyer showed a knife and demanded the phone.

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A similar crime happened on Garfield Place, Thursday night. When a man showed up to sell a phone, the buyer showed a gun and demanded cash.

Right now, officers are trying to determine if they're connected.

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