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Law enforcement warns: don't be a victim this holiday

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  Lee County law enforcers have a warning for everyone this Christmas, be smart during the holiday rush so you don't become a crime victim The Sheriff's Office and Leesburg Police say thieves are looking for easy targets.

During last minute Christmas shopping, they say women should keep their our purses close and men should keep their wallets in their front pockets. After opening gifts, don't leave boxes outside that could advertise expensive items you received and let law enforcement know if you're going out of town.

"Computers, TV's, Stereos, and stuff like that, that gives the criminals that there's new items inside the house and that they can come in an look for," said lee County Sheriff's Captain Keith Houston.

"If you're going out of town please notify the Sheriff's office the Police Department you are going, an vehicles that are going to be left at the house, lights that are going to be left on inside the house," said Leesburg Police Sgt. James Vick.

They suggest tearing up big boxes so they fit in your garbage can or taking those big boxes to a dumpster. Law enforcers say taking a few extra minutes could keep you and your family safe.

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