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By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Dougherty County Police say they have seen a slight increase in the theft of copper wire and air conditioners in the last month.

This vacant building in the 2400 block of Short Street was broken into sometime Monday night.

The front door glass was shattered, and several containers of copper wire missing. The building was being renovated, and the wire was being used in the construction. Tools and fishing rods and reels stored in the building were also stolen.

Investigators say they believe the air conditioner theft increase could be because of the heat.

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