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50th firearm stolen from unlocked car in Georgetown


ALERT TONIGHT — AFTER SEVERAL NEIGHBORHOODS HAVE BECOME A HOT SPOT — FOR BREAK INS. POLICE SAY 50 GUNS HAVE BEEN STOLEN…AND, SOME OF THE CRIMES WERE CAUGHT ON CAMERA. NEWS THREE’S KELLY ANTONACCI IS LIVE NOW — WITH ARE WARNING FROM THE CHIEF OF POLICE, KELLY? TRISH — CHIEF HADLEY SAYS THESE AREN’T SMOOTH CRIMNALS. USUALLY — THERE’S NO BROKEN WINDOWS OR FANCY REMOTES. NINETY SIX PERCENT OF THE TIME — THEIR TACTICS ARE SIMPLE. THEY’RE OPENING UNLOCKED DOORS. GEORGE ALTHEN, FOREST COVE “TOTALLY SURPRISED BECAUSE AFTER 22 YEARS WITH NO INCIDENTS.” GEORGE ALTHEN — THE VICTIM OF A RECENT CAR BREAKIN — IS NOW ADDING MORE SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS TO HIS GEORGETOWN HOME. NIGHT AFTER NIGHT — HIS QUIET NEIGHBORHOOD IS A TARGET FOR CRIMINALS LOOKING FOR AN EASY STEAL. GEORGE ALTHEN, FOREST COVE “THERE’LL BE ONE UP IN THE APEX OF THE HOUSE — WHICH WILL COVER 200 SOMETHING YARDS AROUND THE FRONT OF THE HOUSE.” HOODED BANDITS — ARE CAUGHT SKIPPING LOCKED CARS — AND GOING STRAIGHT FOR UNLOCKED ONES. CHIEF JEFF HADLEY, CHATHAM COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT: “IT’S NOT SURPRISING. TO BE QUITE HONEST — IT’S VERY FRUSTRATING. IN TERMS OF — WE JUST KNOW WE CAN DO BETTER AS A COMMUNITY” IN THE PAST FEW MONTHS — CHATHAM COUNTY POLICE SAY IT’S HAPPENED NEARLY FOUR HUNDRED TIMES. A FEW DAYS AGO — THE 50TH FIREARM WAS STOLEN FROM A CAR AT A HOME IN GEORGETOWN. CHIEF JEFF HADLEY, CHATHAM COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT: “YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT HUNDREDS OF WEAPONS THAT ARE STOLEN OUT OF VEHICLE THAT MAKE OUR WAY INTO OUR COMMUNITY OR SOMEONE ELSE’S COMMUNITY THAT CAN CAUSE SOMEONE HARM. WE NEED TO DO A BETTER JOB WITH THAT.” CHARLIE WILKSON, GEORGETOWN “THAT’S SHOCKING. IF YOU WANT TO KEEP IT IN YOUR CAR WHEN YOU TRAVEL THAT’S FINE, BUT I DON’T KNOW WHY YOU’D LEAE A FIREARM WHERE ANYBODY CAN GET TO IT.” GEORGE ALTHEN, FOREST COVE “I DON’T THINK THERE’S A MEANS TO REALLY STOP THEM AND I DON’T PLAN TO LIVE IN A CAVE SOMEWHERE THAT NOBODY’S EVER AROUND.” IF THIS HAPPENS TO YOU — POLICE SAY IT’S IMPORTANT TO REPORT IT TO AN OFFICER. IF YOU WANT TO PREVENT THEFT — CHIEF HADLEY SAYS — BRING EVERYTHING INSIDE. AND MOST IMPORTANTLY — JUST LOCK YOUR DOORS. LIVE IN SAVANNAH — KELLY ANTONACCI WSAV NEWS THREE. IT WAS CERTAINLY A GORGEOUS

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