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Officials give tips on how to keep the burglars away

Captain Maurice Holmes, Thomasville Police Department Captain Maurice Holmes, Thomasville Police Department
THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) -

Thomasville Police Officers say they've had more burglaries this year than usual. Officials say they've had 23 burglaries so far this year! 

Officials say if you don't have an alarm system in your home, right now would probably be the best time to get one.

If you do have an alarm service keep a sticker on your door or windows to keep the burglars away.

Also living in a secluded or wooded area can make you a more likely target.

"If you have trees, shrubbery, or anything in your home that blocks the residence remove them. Cut them down or trim them because these are areas in which these perpetrators can hide behind as officer riding by patrolling the area," said Captain Maurice Holmes.

You can also call the Thomasville police department for a house check if you're out of town.

They will patrol your home for free of charge.

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