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Lock the car, take the keys

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April 4, 2008

Albany -- Albany Police are sending out a message to car owners: Don't leave the keys in your car.

82 cars have been stolen in Albany so far this year. That's nearly one a day.

Of those, the keys were left in 30 of them. Police say that just makes for easy picking for thieves.

"Practice safety. Be smart when leaving your vehicle parked. Lock the doors. All the windows should be rolled up. Park in well lit areas," said Albany Police Lt. Reginald Brown.

In March, 19 of the 39 cars stolen had the keys left inside.

Police say investing in a car alarm or LoJack system can help prevent auto thefts.

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