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Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
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Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:44:14 GMT
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School. Pictures of the Baconton Community Charter School file room show where students cellMore >>
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Dougherty County Police are investigating a series of car break-ins in neighborhoods along Old Dawson Road and Gillionville Road. Police say all the cars were left unlocked in people's driveways.
Investigators in Albany and Lee County say they're also seeing their share of thieves stealing items out of unlocked cars.
Seven thefts from cars left unlocked in people's driveways and carports along Crofton and Quail Hollow Road. One of those victims was William Carswell.
"It's an insulting, violating act. A person feels violated," said William Carswell, whose car was broken into.
Carswell's wife had her IPOD and GPS system taken. Dougherty County Police say the thieves probably passed by cars with locked doors, instead hitting the simplest targets.
"They are looking for an easy score, and high value items are just sitting there," said Dougherty County Police Captain Jimmy Sexton.
The thieves seem to have also zeroed in on cars that had a variety items sitting out in the open, where they could be seen.
"High value purses, high value electronic items. In one case prescription medication," Sexton said.
Police say your best defense is to lock your car doors and hide your valuables, even in your own driveway. "This is sad. That's unfortunate that we live in that kind of world. But we do," Sexton said.
Carswell said he and his neighbors are taking those steps and more. "You keep a lookout. I know a number of people in the neighborhood are worried about it."
Carswell said he will lock his doors, but wants County leaders to put more tax money into law enforcement and fighting crime.
If you have any information about the thefts in Northwest Dougherty County, call Dougherty County Police at 229-430-6600.
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