Savannah neighborhood taking steps to deter crime

Residents in Ardsley Park area taking precautions after recent thefts

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - A string of bike thefts and package thefts have one Savannah neighborhood looking for ways to make themselves harder targets for thieves.

A surveillance video recently caught a crook snatching a bike from a home in the Ardsley Park area. Friday night, leaders of the Ardsley Park - Chatham Crescent Neighborhood Association handed out energy efficient, LED bulbs for residents to use to light up dark areas around their homes.

"It's all about helping our police department to their jobs, and so by all of our neighbors turning on their lights tonight, that's going to shine a light on this issue, on this crime problem, and we're here to help," said Nick Palumbo, President, APCCNA.

Palumbo says these crimes of opportunity come in waves. Savannah Police state reveal that residential and property crimes are actually down from this time last year.

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