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Thieves take 7 guns from Albany home

By Christian Jennings - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Burglars swiped seven guns from an Albany home Thursday in broad daylight.

Now, in just the last week, over twenty guns are missing as a result of burglaries at four Albany homes.

Police fear those guns are being sold and used in other crimes. And some residents don't even feel safe in their own home.

Woody Brooks spent his Friday afternoon cleaning up the mess thieves left behind when they stole seven guns, a laptop, and collectors coins from his home.

"I got home about 7:15pm last night, walked in and this door was open as you can see," said Brooks.

As he toured his ransacked home off Lullwater Road he quickly realized thousands of dollars in items were gone.

"This is where I kept the guns. As you can see they are all gone," he said. "I'm missing four rifles, two shotguns, and a pistol."

They even stole his laptop computer and a valuable coin collection, passed down from his father who passed away only weeks before handing down the heirloom.

"The coins were in the back of the draw here," he said.

And this is the fourth time Mr. Brooks has found himself a victim to thieves in his Albany home.

"I'm angry because there is nothing I can do. And maybe I need to move out of Albany. I mean look at the crimes," said Brooks.

Crime he says the police department could do more to stop.

"The police department now is reactive. I think they need to be more proactive," he said.

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