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Mayfair residents speak out at crime meeting

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Residents from the Mayfair neighborhood and police officers met Wednesday night to discuss crime in the area.

Many of the residents were concerned about a rash of car break ins in January.

According to police, nine cars were broken into and almost all of them were left unlocked.

Investigators say all of the suspects were juveniles.

"I think the police have been very responsive to our needs, especially in January when we had an incident where forensics came out. I didn't have to ask for them to finger print my car, they just did it. They were very responsive," Pam Cullum, the resident who organized the meeting said.

The part of Savannah near Montgomery Crossroads and Waters Avenue is in the Island's precinct, which sparked a lot of conversation about why they are part of the Islands.

Police made clear that officers are always in the area and the precinct's location should not impact response time.

"Tonight's meeting was very good. There was a lot of interaction between us and police. They realize they want to work with us and we want to work with them and I think it raised a lot of awareness," Captain John Best said.

Best took over as precinct commander last month.

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