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Car-crusher to take extra precautions

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -  The manager of a Sylvester scrap yard says he'll take extra steps to make he doesn't buy stolen cars.  

Wednesday, we told you that Michael Allen's stolen car ended up being crushed at Automotive Core Supply in Sylvester.

Manager Eric Lavely says another stolen car was brought in from Albany and also crushed before it was discovered to be stolen. He says he already does what the law requires, having the seller sign an affidavit and show photo ID.

Now he'll begin implementing stricter policies.

"We require a photo ID already," said Lavely, "but we're going to go above and beyond and take pictures of the vehicle. Take pictures of the people who are selling them to us and try to hold the vehicles for as long as we can for the police department to come through and see if it is stolen or it's not."

They also enter each car they buy into a national database accessible to law enforcement officials.

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