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Pitt Stop on Sylvester Rd. burglarized a second time

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Just after 5 Monday morning, two people broke into the Pitt Stop on Sylvester Rd.

"One of them broke the front door, the glass to the front door, they both went in the store and stole approximately 1200 dollars worth of cigarettes," says Lt. Chad Kirkpatrick with Dougherty County Police.

And the thieves took their time. Returning twice to grab more items before fleeing the store.

Police say usually burglars try to get in and out.

"They were there for about five minutes so that's a pretty good amount of time. Most burglaries they are in and out in less than a minute, but they were there four to five minutes in this case," says Kirkpatrick.

This is not the first time the store has been broken into. Just last month, three people broke into the Pitt Stop.

Police haven't made any arrests in that case and say it's possible the two could be connected.

"The one approximately a month ago was three individuals, all we could see in this case was two, we don't know if there was others acting as lookouts or not. On the other there were three individuals that entered the store," Kirkpatrick says.

Police say plexi-glass is a good option for store owners who have repeated break-ins or even a garage like door.

"A lot of stores they put up plexi-glass instead of real glass, its harder to break. Bars on the glass, over the windows is a good ideas, We have a few stores that out in the county that have a roll up door that they roll down at night so there is no glass at all visible," he says.

Anyone who recognizes the individuals or has information should call Dougherty County Police or Crime Stoppers.


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