ALBANY >> A 20-year-old Albany resident has been charged in connection with two robberies.
Justin Walker was arrested following an investigation by members of the Albany Police Department.
On Wednesday at approximately 2:55 a.m, Walker allegedly approached a man walking in the area of Quail Street and Hamilton armed with what appeared to be a handgun and demanded the victim’s property. Walker and two other suspects who were present, then proceeded to strike the victim in the head, steal his property, and flee the scene, police said.
The victim, age 21, sustained a laceration to his head and was transported to Albany Med for an evaluation.
Additionally, on Wednesday at approximately 3:20 a.m., Walker and two other suspects allegedly approached a female in the area of Second Avenue and Benjamin Street armed with what appeared to be a handgun and demanded her property. The victim complied and the three fled the scene with property belonging to the victim, police said.
The victim, age 27, was unharmed in this incident.
Through the course of the investigation, some of the stolen property has been located.
Walker has been charged with two counts of first-degree robbery and criminal possession of stolen property.
He was arraigned in the Albany City Criminal Court and remanded to the Albany County Jail.
The incidents remain under investigation and further charges may be pending.