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Homeowner warns others of break-in

An Albany home was broken into Wednesday in broad daylight. (Source: WALB) An Albany home was broken into Wednesday in broad daylight. (Source: WALB)
Jeanna Jenkins has lived in her home for three years with no problems. (Source: WALB) Jeanna Jenkins has lived in her home for three years with no problems. (Source: WALB)
Jenkins was a victim of the January storm and Monday's storm. (Source: WALB) Jenkins was a victim of the January storm and Monday's storm. (Source: WALB)
Kevin Marcello Orr Jr. is 8-years-old. (Source: WALB) Kevin Marcello Orr Jr. is 8-years-old. (Source: WALB)
(Source: WALB) (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Albany homeowners are warning others to keep their alarm systems activated. 

Monday's storm not only brought them piles of debris, but also looters. 

"Please have a heart and return my stuff," sighed 8-year-old Kevin Marcello Orr Jr. "I just got it for my birthday."

Orr Jr. and his mom hope the people who broke into their home on Bascum Drive are punished. 

"If I could say anything to the people that took our stuff, it's to have a conscience," said Jeanna Hawkins. 

After being a victim of both the January storm and now Monday's, the last thing Hawkins said she wanted to deal with was a break-in. 

Now she hopes police can catch the thieves and she can warn others to be alert. 

"I want people to be aware that it can happen to them," said Hawkins.

Hawkins has an alarm system in place at her home.

It went off while she was at work yesterday morning, so she had a family member check on her home.

After the family member found nothing, Hawkins thought it was a false alarm, so she shut off the alarm system.

She said it's something she thinks others have done too.

"We've often had false alarms and you don't want it to keep going off when you are at work so you have someone check it out and disarm it," said Hawkins. "That's exactly what we did."

When she got home from work late in the afternoon, it was clear someone had broken in.

They took her tablet, some jewelry and several of her son's brand-new electronics, leaving this footprint and broken door.

Hawkins said she hopes the crook is caught and her story alerts other to be cautious.

"I went around yesterday, me and my son trying to warn other people that we do have some looting going on in the community," said Hawkins. 

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