The is reminding citizens to lock car doors and hide valuables from view after several recent car break-ins.
GCPD public information officer Cpl. Edwin Ritter said most cases of entering auto occur when car doors are left unlocked or valuables are left in an easily visible location.
Last week, a Hamilton Mill resident discovered four firearms had been stolen out of his vehicle. The Ridgemill Terrace resident told police he remembered locking the doors of the vehicle, but, according to the police report, there were no signs of forced entry. The thief or thieves stole a Glock M23, Kahr CW9, Sig Sauer P238 and a Ruger MK2 as well as a concealed carry holster. The weapons had been stored in the center console, the glove box and the door. The incident occurred sometime between 11:30 a.m. on May 28 and 11:15 a.m. on May 29. There are no witnesses or suspects at this time. The case is listed as active.
Ritter also pointed out a May 30 entering auto at Bogan Park in which the victim left her purse in the car. The thief or thieves smashed the window in order to steal the purse. Similar , the and .
Other recent Dacula area incidents investigated by the Gwinnett County Police Department include:
- Simple battery in the 1100 block of Tumlin Court.
- Burglary in the 1700 block of Mineral Springs Road.
- Theft by taking in the 3900 block of Hog Mountain Road.
- Simple assault in the 2900 block of Evergreen Eve Crossing.
- Burglary in the 900 block of Mary Frances Court.
- Entering auto in the 1400 block of Bowman Road.
- Burglary in the 1500 block of Tapestry Ridge.
- Burglary in the 900 block of Tray Trail.
- Theft by shoplifting in the 2600 block of Hamilton Creek Parkway.
- Identity fraud in the 2200 block of Oak Falls Lane.
- Sexual battery in the 1900 block of Beckenham Place.
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