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By Jim Wallace - bio | email

October 27, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Albany store owners say they are concerned by frequent crime attempts against their businesses.

Someone tried to break into the Slappey Food Store in the 400 block of South Slappey overnight, by cutting a hole in the roof.

About 3:00 AM, the store's burglar alarm went off. Police discovered tools by the fence behind the store. The thieves did not get inside, and nothing was stolen.

Convenience store owners met with Albany Police Chief James Younger last week, worried they are being targeted by criminal almost daily.

"The frequency at which they are happening is very alarming, and I don't see that as a good sign for businesses like ours to thrive in Albany," says Store Owner Alok Jaiswal.  

This Store owner said that other Albany businesses are starting to close earlier in the evening, and having to hire extra employees because of crime worries, and they are asking for more Police patrols and store checks.

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