Police Crack Down On Burglars In Columbus After An Increase In Home Break-ins - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Police Crack Down On Burglars In Columbus After An Increase In Home Break-ins

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - "We love the nosey neighbor. The person that watches everything in the neighborhood and calls police when they see something strange."

And that's how, Lt. Slouchick says investigators are able to catch burglars, and put them behind bars.

"Vehicles pull in the driveway and kick the doors and and take TV's," says Slouchick.

The thieves take whatever else they want Slouchick says.

Willie Ray Dudley is in jail after police says he burglarized nearly 60 homes in Columbus. Dornell Sorrell is also serving time in the Muscogee County Jail, investigators linking him to 18 other home break-ins from North Lumpkin Road to Warm Springs Road.

Detectives do admit an increase of home burglaries, but police say with 10 new beats, they're keeping a close eye on thieves, who are keeping a close eye on your home.

"The officers on these new beats provide more visibility. We also now have an operation were we put officers in unmarked cars in an area we see increase in burglary activity or vandalism activity," adds Slouchick.

Investigators also encourage neighborhoods to form a neighborhood watch.

For more information on how you can call the Columbus Police at 706-653-3400.



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