Apparently burglar takes hygiene seriously

ALBANY, Ga. -- Personal hygiene is usually something taken for granted. Brush the teeth, wash up and apply deodorant.

Perhaps thinking of what the heat wave was doing to his aroma, a burglar smashed a glass door at an Albany Dollar Store and stole deodorant and toothpaste at about 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, an Albany Police Department report stated.

"An unknown black male walked in front of the business, picked up a brick and then threw it into the front glass doors," APD spokeswoman Phyllis Banks said. "He entered the store and proceeded to take toothpaste and deodorant. He placed the items inside a plastic bag and ran from the scene."

No information on brand names or the amount of toothpaste and deodorant stolen from the Dollar Store at 1109 W. Broad Ave. was available.

By 6 p.m. Wednesday the door had been repaired and customers entered and left the store.

Anyone with additional information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (229) 436-TIPS (8477) or investigations at (229) 431-3288. The Spanish-speaking APD-COP Tip Line is (229) 434-2677.

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