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Business owners respond to crime

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By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  Three South Albany businesses are putting in more security measures after thieves tried to break into their buildings.

Someone knocked out this air conditioner over the rear door of The Shoe Show in the early morning hours Wednesday.

The thieves managed to get inside the store in the 300 block of South Slappey, but store managers are still doing an inventory to see how much stock was stolen.

 Just a couple of blocks south thieves tried to break out a section of the rear wall of the Metro Pawn, but the re-inforced wall stopped them.

A block further south on West Gordon, thieves broke out the front door window of Dunbar's BBQ, but could not get inside.

Owner Aaron Wright says businesses in the area have a lot of problems with burglaries. 

"You just want to be safe as you possibly can. That's why we got our burglar bars up, everything. Reinforce the doors as much as we possibly can, so we don't have to go through too much of a loss."

All three South Albany business owners say they are now working to improve the security of their buildings, including more alarms, burglar bars, and even steel plates in the walls.

 

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