Victim says crime getting worse in South Albany neighborhood - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Victim says crime getting worse in South Albany neighborhood

Posted: Updated:
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Local artists auction work to benefit Albany Humane Society

    Local artists auction work to benefit Albany Humane Society

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 4:07 AM EDT2014-09-16 08:07:28 GMT
    Animal lovers can give back to the Albany Humane Society in a very unique way. Local artists will be auctioning off their work to benefit the non-profit organization through Artists for Animals. More >>
    Animal lovers can give back to the Albany Humane Society in a very unique way. Local artists will be auctioning off their work to benefit the non-profit organization through Artists for Animals. 
    More >>
  • Worth County is Camera Ready

    Worth County is Camera Ready

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:50 PM EDT2014-09-16 02:50:56 GMT
    Karen Rackley, Sylvester-Worth County Chamber of Commerce Executive DirectorKaren Rackley, Sylvester-Worth County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director
    Every county in Georgia is now camera ready.Worth County is one of the final 20 counties that just earned the designation meant to show television and movie producers that local communities are able and willing to help them. More >>
    Every county in Georgia is now camera ready.Worth County is one of the final 20 counties that just earned the designation meant to show television and movie producers that local communities are able and willing to help them. More >>
  • Sylvester city departments remain without phone service

    Sylvester city departments remain without phone service

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:50 PM EDT2014-09-16 02:50:33 GMT
    Bill Yearta, Mayor of SylvesterBill Yearta, Mayor of Sylvester
    All city departments in Sylvester remain without phone service. The phone system went down on Monday at Sylvester City Hall and the police, fire, and public works departments.More >>
    All city departments in Sylvester remain without phone service. The phone system went down on Monday at Sylvester City Hall and the police, fire, and public works departments.More >>

By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –A South Albany business owner says crime is increasing in his neighborhood, and he is the victim once again.

Cooper thieves stripped the a/c unit at Charlie and Pearl's restaurant on South Jefferson.

This is all that is left of it.

Kary Porter has owned the Coachman Park Plaza since 1993, and he says crime is worse than ever.

Porter said "But looks like over the last 2 or 3 years things have really escalated as far as crime. From the air conditioner being destroyed, to the shop being broken into. So we can see where crime has really gone up in the last couple of years."

Porter says he will increase security around his business plaza and fence in his air conditioners on the roof.

He says it will cost $3000 to replace the stripped unit. 

©2010 WALB News. All rights reserved.   Feedback