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Metal thieves continue to plunder city of Albany equipment.

Of course that means Albany taxpayers have to pay for the thefts.

Monday or Tuesday thieves broke into Storm Drainage Station 103 on Gaines Avenue and stole two walking grates from the station's platform. Those grates are made of aluminum, and weigh about 50 pounds each. Replacements will cost $200 apiece.

The thieves cut the hold down clips on all the walking grates, and it appears they planned to return to take more. City officials plan to install surveillance systems at the stations to safeguard them.

Albany Sewer Superintendent Ann Zimmer-Shepherd said "Obviously in the more remote locations we'll put the cameras up and they will have web based access. So we can look and see what kind of activity is going on at the station."

City Officials say they will more closely patrol those storm drain stations and ask anyone who sees suspicious activity around the stations to call 9-1-1.

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