investigating two burglaries in a south Albany neighborhood. They issued an
alert earlier this week telling for west Albany residents to make sure they're
homes are locked when they're away. They say the same thing applies to south
Community leader and activist Willie Ross, who has lived in South
Albany for several years, says he's concerned because of a recent increase in
burglaries, including two just last night.
"We had two houses next to each other broken into and they
kicked in both back doors," said Willie Ross.
Albany police were called to two homes on Wells Avenue after they say two
men stole a TV, and other items. Witnesses say they ran through the backyard
and down the street.
The owner of the home next door says her house has been
burglarized five times.
Now Ross wants to form an area watch program.
"I want the kids to be safe. We want to have a clean
community. I want the community to learn like they did yesterday, dial
911," said Ross.
He says they're hoping police will help put an end to this problem.
"I'm asking everyone to be calm. If you see somebody breaking
ton your house, please call the police," said Ross.
In the meantime, Albany police say it's important for people to
lock their homes.
says she and Albany Police Chief, John Proctor plan to meet Monday to come up
with a solution to the increasing burglaries in South Albany.