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APD brings back Clean Car Campaign

Albany Police brought back their Clean Car Campaign to help drivers protect their property. (Source: WALB) Albany Police brought back their Clean Car Campaign to help drivers protect their property. (Source: WALB)
APD Spokesperson Phyllis Whitley-Banks (Source: WALB) APD Spokesperson Phyllis Whitley-Banks (Source: WALB)
Albany Police said folks across the city need to be aware of the increase in entering autos. (Source: WALB) Albany Police said folks across the city need to be aware of the increase in entering autos. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

After dozens of cars in East Albany were broken into in and looted, Albany Police are taking action to try and stop the crime spree. 

Albany Police brought back their Clean Car Campaign to help drivers protect their property.

There have been more than 30 entering autos crimes within a two week period in East Albany Apartments. 

Officers said the high number was a cause for concern and the reason why they're re-launching the city-wide campaign.  

APD partnered with Atlanta Police Department to bring the campaign to Albany a few years back. 

"So it's just a proactive way to get into an area to put people on notice to say hey we've seen an increase in entering autos in your area and these are some things you need to keep in mind," said APD Spokesperson Phyllis Whitley-Banks. 

APD officers passed out clean car checklist door hangers to residents in East Albany Apartments. 

They also placed pass or fail report cards, alerting residents if they left their doors unlocked or if they left valuables in the car.

Albany Police said folks across the city need to be aware of the increase in entering autos. 

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