Officer Arrives Less Than 90 Seconds After Dispatch, Burglar Already Gone
Despite a rapid response time, police were unable to apprehend the person who burglarized a Dacula business.
By the time Gwinnett County Police arrived at the Harbins Road Texaco -- less than 90 seconds after being dispatched to the alarm call -- the person who burglarized the store was gone.
Gwinnett County Police responded to a burglar alarm call at the business shortly after midnight on Aug. 23. According to the incident report, the first responding officer “arrived on scene in less than one minute and 30 seconds.” The officer further noted that no vehicles were seen leaving the business or on Harbins Road while enroute to the Texaco.
Despite the fast response time, the burglar had enough time to smash the glass front door of the store, enter the business and open both cash registers. Police searched the premises, but did not find anyone in or around the building. Police did, however, locate a yellow-handled hammer near the front door.
“It appears the hammer was used by the suspects to break the front glass door to gain entry into the business,” the officer wrote in the report. The hammer was collected and placed into evidence.
The business owner arrived at the store later that morning and indicated nothing had been taken. The store’s surveillance system was inoperative at the time of the burglary.
The case is listed as active.
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