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Valdosta Police remind car break-in victims to check local pawn shops

Valdosta Police remind car break-in victims to check local pawn shops
Valdosta Police remind car break-in victims to check local pawn shops
Posted at 6:14 PM, Nov 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-28 14:01:49-05

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WTXL) - Valdosta Police are experiencing an alarming rate of vehicle break-ins.

The city of Valdosta has calculated roughly 600 vehicle break-ins this year alone.

But what do you do after a break-in? Valdosta Police warn residents, if you've had property stolen, check your local pawn shops.

"It's very common for when people do have property stolen to go out and check the pawn shops themselves," said Lt. Adam Bembry with the Valdosta Police Department. "Again, they've helped us out several times 'Hey that's my property, I can identify it, it's got these various scratches on it...' that sort of thing, again pawn shops are not out to buy stolen property, they're wanting to do good business."

VPD reminds people to take everything out of your vehicle.

If the car looks like it has valuables in it, or bags of some sort, thieves will think it's worth the risk.