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By Jim Wallace - bio | email

November 20, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Burglary is already a major problem in Albany, and police worry about an increase during the holidays. The Albany Police Department burglary unit is meeting with people, teaching them how to safeguard their homes before thieves strike, hoping to prevent break ins before they happen.

Burglary investigators returned to the Albany Spring Senior Adult Community on Radium Springs Road.  Residents told the Officers they are concerned about woods behind their apartments, where crooks might hide while looking for an easy target.

Police are contacting city commissioners about having those trees cut down, and showing the people ways to keep crooks from breaking in.

"See they have people walking across this area to the stores. And we made a recommendation that they should get a fence. And they were concerned about this ditch," said Lt. James Williams. 

"We're taking those proactive measures so we won't have to deal with it when it happens. We are giving these tips so people might not have to be a victim of burglary," says Cpl. Darryl Jones. 

Albany Police also recommend alarm systems for homes and businesses, as good ways to make burglars go somewhere else. As burglary peak season approaches, APD officers will come to your home to do an assessment of problem areas, and are also giving talks to community groups.

Call 229431-2100, as police are offering to help the community learn more about preventing burglaries.

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