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Burglar breaks into Valdosta shopping plaza


Valdosta Police are looking for a burglar who broke into a plaza and stole from two stores.

Police say sometime Monday night or Tuesday morning a thief kicked in the back door to Ozell's Computer store on Hill Avenue. Through connecting doors, the crook got into Ben's Oldies Thrift Shoppe and Lena's Second Chance Thrift Store.

Police say the crook stole a computer, TV, cell phones, and soda. Right now, they have no leads.

"I'm very mad because we work so hard and we're a small business and it affects people who are trying to get in business; you want to secure your area and make sure you got some people that are looking out for you," said Lena Reynolds, thrift store owner.

Police say the store owners didn't report the burglary until hours later and by the time police arrived they had already bolted up the back door. Police warn victims to call 911 immediately after discovering a crime and not to touch a crime scene until police wrap up at the scene.

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