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Don't tempt thieves with your trash

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By Delivrine Registre - bio | email

December 26, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Christmas holiday may almost be over for you, but it's not for thieves who want to get their hands on your gifts. Leaving large packaging from gifts outside your home allows crooks to window shop and see what they might be able to steal from your home.

Officers say if you got big ticket items such as TV's, video game systems or stereos break down those boxes and put them in garbage bags where that trash is not visible.

"This way if people are going through the neighborhood seeing who got what in reference to breaking into their house and stealing something; they will not be able to tell what you got for Christmas," said Dougherty County Police, Captain Robert Jennings.

Officers also recommend that you be vigilant and call police if you see anything that looks suspicious or out of the ordinary in your neighborhood.

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