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Georgia State Patrol troopers are on the scene of a deadly crash in Grady County. Authorities say it happened around 3pm Sunday on State Road 112 at mile marker 6. Two cars are involved and there is oneMore >>
A Grady County teenager is dead and two others are injured after a two car crash.More >>
Sunday, May 26 2013 9:48 PM EDT2013-05-27 01:48:02 GMT
Some residents at an Albany apartment complex got a scare Sunday evening when a fire spread to their building. Albany firefighters got a call about a fire at the Windover apartments on West Gordon AvenueMore >>
Some residents at an Albany apartment complex got a scare Sunday evening when a fire spread to their building.More >>
Sunday, May 26 2013 8:07 PM EDT2013-05-27 00:07:25 GMT
The same day a Fitzgerald High School football player would have graduated high school, a sign in his memory is vandalized. Now his family wants answers as to why someone would do such a thing. The signMore >>
The same day a Fitzgerald high school football player would have graduated high school, a sign in his memory is vandalized. Now his family wants answers as to why someone would do such a thing.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:37:45 GMT
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Albany Panther's held their first ever beer fest Saturday night. More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:33 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:33:38 GMT
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event. Musical artists from around south Georgia performed at the Albany Municipal Auditorium Saturday afternoon.More >>
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event.More >>
April 21, 2008
Albany -- An Albany business has a nearly $30,000 piece of equipment stolen from their parking lot, right next to Slappey Boulevard in the heart of the city. The business owner says he is so worried about crime he is sleeping at his warehouse.
Police say they are catching more business thieves, because of high tech security measures.
Patricia Kalka holds the broken lock in her hand, that she and her brother used to chain their concession wagon in the parking lot of USA Restaurant Equipment, right next to North Slappey. Someone broke the lock and stole the $29,000 rolling restaurant overnight.
USA Restaurant Equipment Company Business Owner Patricia Kalka said, "I never thought that they, with the lock on, just come here and take it away. How could they take somebody else's property."
The Kalka's have had lots of thefts and burglaries in the 23 years they have run their Albany business. Last year after burglars cut a hole in their roof, Steven Kalka started sleeping in his business.
"We have to try. We have to protect my business. I can't leave this building unprotected," Kalka said.
Crime is a major worry for these business owners,like many others. " Yes, I am scared. I am scared," Patricia Kalka said.
Police say business burglaries in Albany are not increasing or decreasing, averaging about 30 a month.
"What is one the rise is the number of clearances of burglaries. We've have more arrests made based on business owners taking extra steps to protect their businesses," Albany Police Lt. John Prickett said.
Detectives say they are making arrests in 15 percent of business and home burglaries in Albany. Police say improved surveillance cameras is a good way business owners can stop crooks. Like April third when this thief broke into Bruster's Ice Cream, and the surveillance pictures were shown on WALB, and Police received dozens of calls ID'ing the crook.
"Take that extra step, getting some kind of camera system. Some type of alarm, some kind of extra step that will protect your business," said Detective Schemika Foster.
The Kalka's are trying a different tack to catch the thief who stole their concession wagon this morning, offering a five thousand dollar reward for information leading to their arrest and conviction.
Investigators say one trend they have seen, more of the business burglars they are arresting are disgruntled former employees that come back and break in where they used to work.