Multiple cars broken into in one Albany neighborhood

Multiple cars broken into in one Albany neighborhood
Jesse Massey (Source: WALB)
Jesse Massey (Source: WALB)
Alonzo Brown Jr. (Source: WALB)
Alonzo Brown Jr. (Source: WALB)

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A string of car break-ins has neighbors in one Albany neighborhood fed up.

Albany police responded to several entering autos in the Holland Drive area last week.

If you drive around the neighborhood, you're bound to see multiple cars with shattered windows.

And in some cases, the crooks didn't take anything, they just left hundreds of dollars in damage.

"They're frustrated.  They're upset.  They want something done about it," said victim and homeowner Jesse Massey.

It's been a mix of emotions for residents on Holland Drive, Amsterdam Lane, and Netherland Lane.

"It's ridiculous," he added.

Massey is one of several victims after thieves broke into cars early Friday morning.

"On the other street, they got them over there too," said Massey.  "They did them up over there, and then they came over here and got us."

Everywhere you look, there are missing car windows, now covered up by taped up trash bags.

They didn't take anything from Massey, but they left behind a lot of damage to his brand new car.

"The police officers said they did some stuff to try to break it open. I guess they got frustrated, couldn't break it open, and they went and bothered the gas tank," he said. "It's going to cost me $1,000 to get this damage done fixed up."

Alonzo Brown Jr. lives right down the street.

No one broke into his cars but he said this is a wake-up call.

"I think everybody should start looking into some kind of alarm system or some type of camera around their house to protect them and their families as well," Brown said.

And Massey wants to take it one step further.

"When I go up and get my police report this afternoon, I'm going to ask about the neighborhood watch program," said Massey. "We don't have that in this area.  So I guess I'll have to spearhead that, and try to get it done because that doesn't make any sense."

If you have any information about these entering autos, call Crime Stoppers at 229-436-TIPS.

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