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Money woes trigger rise in crime

Residents urged to take precautions

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The arrest of a pair of teenagers on charges of street muggings prompted Albany County District Attorney P. David Soares to issue a warning. “As the economy worsens, crimes of opportunity like the robberies committed by these two teens will continue to rise,” Soares said. “Our residents should be aware of this threat and take precautions when walking the streets at night.” Local law enforcement officials say they have seen a slight increase in crimes, ...

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March 17, 2009
4:41 p.m.

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I was stunned to see the TU's homepage have a link to a Gazette article (this one).