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Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
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Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
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It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
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The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
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July 26, 2005
Dougherty Co. -- Dougherty County Police suspect that dog fighting is on the upswing, because of a recent wave of pet thefts and injured animals.
One Dougherty County dog owner had nine of his pit bulls stolen, but he caught the thieves on surveillance video. Now Police hope you can identify these dog snatchers, and their animal killing sport.
Jerry Harris' pit bulls were stolen from his yard July 7th. "Those kennels right there had puppies in all those kennels right there. They been in my family over 25 years, I've been raising them," said Harris.
Harris' surveillance cameras record two men stealing seven pit bull puppies, ages 2 to 18 months, and two older dogs. Harris' dogs are friendly, and the men pet them before hauling them away. Three men come back two hours later and steal more dogs.
"Right now pit bulls are just something that kids are fascinated by. That's the trend right now, and they'll do whatever to get them," Harris said.
Harris denies knowing anything about dog fighting, but police suspect that the pit bulls will be trained to kill. Albany
Humane Society Executive Director Donna Strickland said, "There are a lot of juveniles in this area that are toying around with dog fighting. I'm sure it's a common practice in our area."
A number of other pets, besides pit bulls, have been reported stolen in recent months. Police believe dog fighters are using those pets to train the pit bulls to kill.
Police suspect this recent rash of pet thefts shows growing dog fighting activity around Albany.
Jerry Harris hopes someone can help him get his pit bulls back. "Something that you raised from a pup, somebody just come take it from you, you know that's a lot to worry about."
If you can help identify these dog thieves, call the Dougherty County Police or the Albany Humane Society. Albany Animal control officers say they receive reports of about 10 pit bull thefts a week.