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By Tayleigh Davis - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A bold bank burglary occurred in downtown Albany Saturday night. Someone broke into the Security Bank and Trust drive thru. He got in through the roof, setting off an alarm. Now police are trying to figure out who did it.

Officers rushed to the parking lot of the SB&T bank on Pine Avenue just before 11: 00 Saturday night.

"We're working very closely with the bank to get any surveillance video or to see if anything was taken from the bank," said APD Media Manager, Phyllis Banks.

The State Theater, which is just down the street from SB&T, had a concert Saturday night around the same time of the burglary. Police say the increased activity downtown may or may not have been a factor in the break-in.

We caught up with Bryant Battle who just moved to Albany a couple months ago. He walks to the library from his home just about every day.

"I'm coming from bigger cities like San Diego and Los Angeles, so I know how to keep myself safe," said Battle. "Concerning how much I own, I don't think that guy will be breaking into my place so that doesn't concern me."

But burglaries have concerned dozens of homeowners and businesses in town and police say they're doing all they can to keep people from becoming victims.

"Burglaries have been an on-going issue and it's a main concern," Banks added. "A good security and surveillance system helps with the investigation."

Police will go over that surveillance video this week.

Police also advise everyone to always secure windows and get a deadbolt lock on their doors.

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