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      Albany and Atlanta police departments join in Clean Car Campaign

      FOX 31 received an email this week from a viewer who says he has been a victim of theft from vehicle.

      / Cody Long

      FOX 31 received an email this week from a viewer who says he has been a victim of theft from vehicle.

      The tool box in the bed of his truck was stolen Wednesday. He says his wife has also had her car broken into.

      The Albany Police Department has now partnered with the Atlanta Police Department to prevent the most preventable crime, thefts from vehicles.

      It's called the Clean Car Campaign and Albany Police Department Public Information Media Manager Phyllis Banks says police are encouraging people to just leave valuables at home when traveling.

      "It's simply looking inside your car and making sure you have no iPads, no cash," Banks said. "And most importantly, that you don't have a firearm inside your vehicle before you lock it."

      Banks says the Albany Police Department has seen several recent cases of forced entry into vehicles with valuables left in plain view. She says the police department is also seeing about the same amount of cases where people aren't even locking their car doors.

      "We want to encourage people to remember to lock their doors when they're parking at a business or restaurant," Banks said.

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