Kids turn to crime on their summer vacations

An Albany police officer at Sonic after Thursday's robbery

Several armed robberies have taken place this week, and it doesn't seem like they are going to slow down anytime soon.

Captain Craig Dodd is with the Dougherty County Sheriff's Department say the time children normally spend in school, is now being spent on the streets. " We have a large problem with juvenile crime, but if you're discussing the armed robberies that have recently been happening or any of the main crimes that are happening here lately; school is out, a lot more juveniles are out on the streets" says Dodd. "They're not in school so there's a lot more opportunity for them to get into trouble.

Captain Dodd says one way to keep kids out of trouble over the break is to get them involved in summer programs.