Albany Police say battery thefts on the rise – WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

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Albany Police say battery thefts on the rise – WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) – The hot new item metal thieves in Georgia are targeting are auto batteries.

The thieves might be taking advantage of a loophole in the state’s current law that does not treat batteries as a regulated metal.

Albany Police say they have seen a spike in the car and truck battery thefts, and especially warn large fleet holders to safeguard their equipment.

The Flint River Habitat For Humanity delivery truck is back in service today. But Tuesday Habitat missed all their donation pickups and deliveries because the truck’s two batteries were stolen, leaving a lot of upset people.

Flint River Habitat For Humanity Supervisor Charles Lewis said “When the battery was stolen it just left us kind of at a halt, until we could get a new battery. And that in turn cost money to be spent on new batteries, which are very expensive.”

Albany Police say these battery thefts are increasing.

Albany Police Felony Theft Unit Detective Tim Harvey said “The past couple of months we’ve seen a big influx in actual batteries being stolen. Not just from cards but from work sites and from tractor trailers and from other vehicles such as that.”

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