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By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –Albany Police say thieves are stealing more lawn mowers and yard equipment lately.  Often right out of the owners yards.

This is some of the stolen lawn equipment Albany Police have recovered.

They said many thieves watch you while you cut your grass and strike before you can put lawn mower up.

Albany Police Sgt. Edward Heath said "basically most people when they go in to cool off, get some water, rest for a little while. It only take the thief just minutes to take your mower or lawn equipment."

Albany Police say thieves are also targeting professional landscapers.

They cut locks on their trailers while they're working.

Police say you shouldn't leave equipment in your yard,  especially near the road.

And you need to record the serial numbers on your equipment, so that if is stolen you can identify it if it's recovered.

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