An attempted robbery took place Monday morning (Jan. 8) at the Sheridan Avenue parking garage in Albany.

According to The Times Union, a man approahced a woman around 8am and attempted to rob her while she was waiting for the elevator. The woman sprayed the man in the face with pepper spray before he could rob her and he got away. The suspect was described as a 5-foot-9, thin black man wearing dark clothing, a black hat and a mask. Police are asking anyone with information to contact Albany police at 518-462-8039 or leave an anonymous tip with Capital Region Crime Stoppers. The incident remains under investigation.

This is definitely a scary incident. You just never know when something like this may occur. Let's hope the man is found and put away. Does this story make you feel concerned about your well being around the downtown Albany area? Do you carry pepper spray and if so are you prepared to use it if necessary?