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Stolen goods to be tracked by computer

September 18, 2007

Albany --  Albany police will soon use new computer software to catch crooks who sell stolen items to Pawn Shops.

Right now, police get regular reports from pawn shops on every item that those stores buy. Unfortunately, the paper trail takes a long time for police to sort through, and even longer to track down those stolen items.

APD Chief James Younger says a computerized list will make it easier to track down the bad guys.  "It's going to dramatically increase our ability to go through the items taken in through the pawn shops."  

APD will also request the city commission to draft an ordinance requiring pawn shops to go to the new computerized reporting system.

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