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By Jim Wallace - bio | email

July 15, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Thieves are targeting expensive new GPS Navigation devices at Albany motels.

Albany Police have noticed an increase in car break ins and GPS device thefts in the last month, mostly from out of town guest's cars at the Courtyard by Marriott on Kensington Court and the Hilton Downtown. The Global Positioning System devices cost between $150 to $900, and can be easily removed.

Albany Police Media Manager Phyllis Banks-Whitley said "Don't leave valuable items in plain view. If you take the time to put them in the trunk, or in the glove compartment."

Police say they are investigating the GPS thefts, and have an action plan in motion to stop the car break ins and GPS thefts.

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