THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - Over Thanksgiving weekend, Thomasville Police investigated 11 burglaries. They say home and auto break-ins are on the rise during the holiday season. Police expect a list of thefts to keep growing as the holiday season approaches.
"These individuals look for property or items that they can move or exchange quickly for cash to go ahead and feed whatever need it is they're after," said Police Captain Maurice Holmes.
But there is one thing they have been taking quite frequently; flat screen TV's. "I'm still trying to figure out how they're not being seen," Homes said.
That's not the only thing people could be taking as the Christmas holiday approaches. It's packages left on your door and presents under your tree.
"They are going to seek the easiest target," said Holmes.
Police say there is several things you can have to make sure the person who breaks into your house gets caught. One of them is a camera, so as soon as the burglar walks in they get an up-close look at exactly what you look like. "We've used camera systems to include deer cameras to clear a lot of cases a lot of burglaries, entering autos within the last year."
Also having things like a working alarm system. "If an alarm system is on a residence then that's going to be a challenge for them and the possibility of law enforcement being contacted before they can make the getaway."
It's important to know that during the holidays Police are most definitely out patrolling but not always in neighborhoods. "When you have the holiday season a lot of focus goes into your high volume areas such as shopping centers, malls, and things of that nature."
If you ever want to check on the crime in your neighborhood, Thomasville Police reports everything through a website called CrimeReports.