Son of Albany mayor robbed and beaten while delivering pizzas: report

The son of Albany mayor Kathy Sheehan was beaten and robbed while delivering pizzas late Wednesday evening, the Times Union reported.

“Two black males in their 20s, both wearing dark-colored clothing, jumped out of bushes and began to punch and kick the pizza delivery driver,” Albany police officer Steven Smith told the paper. “They stole two pizzas and his money. The driver had some injuries to his face as a result of being punched, and refused medical attention.”

Violent crime has surged in Albany in recent years, with the paper noting that 2018 “was one of the deadliest the city has seen in the last two decades.”

The attack on Sheehan’s son comes as the city also faces an acute shortage of police officers. The force is down more than 40 officers as a result of retirements and resignations, Albany Police Officers Union officials told the paper.

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