ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say metal thieves are targeting auto batteries in Georgia.
WALB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/178mktm) that thieves might be taking advantage of a loophole in the state's current law that does not treat batteries as a regulated metal.
Albany police say they've seen a spike in car and truck battery thefts, and especially warn large fleet holders to safeguard their equipment.
The Albany station reports that Georgia's current law for regulated metals exempts auto batteries from the record keeping requirements at metal recyclers like copper, brass, or aluminum, to try to slow down metal thefts.
However, due to the increase of battery thefts across the state, the Georgia Recyclers Association has asked all of its members to voluntarily begin treating batteries as a regulated metal, and keep records of who sells them.
Information from: WALB-TV, http://www.walb.com/
Created: Fri, 23 Aug 2013 08:14:43 EST
Updated: Fri, 23 Aug 2013 08:14:43 EST