DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) - Dougherty County Police are reminding residents to keep their lawnmowers locked away when they are not using them.
People have reported a number of stolen lawnmowers and other yard equipment to DCP in the last few weeks.
Police said thefts are even taking from commercial businesses.
As we get deeper into the summer police said these crimes become more common.
They said often times people won't put their lawn equipment away, making them an easy target for theft.
"Unfortunately we live in a day and time now when leaving things out just makes more people be more willing to want to take your property. When they see it, they might think it's easy to come over and take it from you," said DCP Captain Tom Jackson.
Police are also asking people to write down the serial number for your lawn mower.
That way if it is stolen and recovered police can get it back to you.