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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  Leesburg Police are looking for a man they say is stealing from his own friends and family.

Monday, they issued a burglary warrant for Michael Blalock, accusing him of breaking in and stealing several large items including televisions and other electronics from this home on Leslie Highway.

Police say he would call up friends and relatives and ask if they were home. If they said no, he would go looking for things to steal. Blalock could have faced several charges from the county, but relatives didn't want to prosecute. A friend in Leesburg did press charges.

"That's the reason the friend wants to pursue the prosecution is to get him some help. That's one of the main things he asked, if we do this can we get him some help. And being in this situation that's really what you need to do," said Sgt. James Vick, Leesburg Police.

The items stolen from the Leslie Highway home were recovered at an Albany pawn shop. Police say Blalock lost his job and was stealing and pawning items to pay for drugs.


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