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APD gives senior citizens crime prevention tips

By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  Patrol Officer Christopher Richardson spoke to the Mount Zion Leisure Plus Ministry group at their bi-weekly lunch meeting.

The members said that many seniors are afraid they are targeted by criminals as easy marks, and want to make sure they and their friends don't become victims.

"It just so happens I have not been targeted yet, but you never know when you are going to be. And you just need to be safe," said Mt. Zion Leisure Plus member Lula Stokes.

"We need to know some things so we can spread it in our church as well as our community. Because we have many retired people in our church, but there are people in our neighborhoods we need to tell about this too," said Mt. Zion Leisure Plus member Hannah Miller.

Officer Richardson suggested the seniors stay aware of their surroundings, and urged them to call Police to check out suspicious people in their neighborhoods.

Albany Police say they want to give these crime prevention tip seminars to other community groups. If you are interested, call Phyllis Banks at 483-6298.

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