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Police say lock up property over Fourth of July

Burglaries and thefts from cars continue to be major crime concerns in Albany and Dougherty County. Police worry the problem will get worse this weekend.

Burglars know many of you will head out of town over the Fourth of July weekend.

Police say if you leave home, contact them so they can put a watch on your home.

You should also make it look like someone's home by putting lamps and radios on timers.

And make sure you lock up your home, garages, and cars.

Dougherty County Police Captain Jimmy Sexton said  "Make it as hard as you can for somebody to get your property. If it's hard enough they'll give up and go where it's easier. So make it difficult for them."

Police also urge you to talk with your neighbors or neighborhood watch if you are leaving town, so they can keep an eye on your home.

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