Crooks leave their haul on the road

Crooks leave their haul on the road
Lt. Covington, APD
Lt. Covington, APD

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Crooks spill a load of stolen loot as they make a quick escape from an Albany home burglary. Neighbors caught them on camera.

The crooks grabbed more than $91,000 worth of jewelry and electronics from the home, but left some of it in the middle of the road.

Police are looking for a General Motors or Chevrolet SUV after neighbors Monday afternoon spotted it backed up to Bradford White's front door on Marbury Lane, loading up goods.

Police say burglars are striking in broad daylight. "The season, this time of year, is starting to warm up, so therefore you are going to have more people out anyway," APD Corporal Brian Covington said.

Investigators say at least one crook broke in the back window, while their car circled the block. The burglar wrapped up valuables from jewelry to a big screen TV to medicine in a blanket. The SUV backed up the front door and one crook threw the bundle in the back door, but did not shut it before taking off.

Witnesses say they spilled the TV, costume jewelry, cameras and MP3 players down the road as they fled. Now police are searching for this SUV.

"That's what we're asking for. That's great. It just shows that what can be done if neighbors start to speak out about things that deem to be suspicious. Things they know are not ordinary," Covington said.

Something else that fell out of the SUV, a ski mask, hammer, several boots, and a cell phone that did not belong in the burglarized home. Good clues for Investigators to follow up on.

Neighbors say they are concerned after several thefts from homes and cars recently. Police say good neighbors help solve these crimes. If you have any information about this crime or that car, you can earn a reward. Call CRIMESTOPPERS at 436-TIPS.

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