The Hillgrove Drive resident said he left his house at 3:30 p.m. to go to the gym. When he returned home at 6:30 p.m., he discovered doors and cabinets he normally leaves closed had been opened.
According to the Gwinnett County Police report, a rear door had been pried open with some type of tool. However, at the time of the report, neither the officer or resident were able to open the door from the inside. The metal plate that covers the door frame was found on the floor along with some paint and wood chips.
The resident said nothing appeared to be missing from the home.
A neighbor who was home at the time of the burglary said she saw a black pickup truck parked in the drive of the home. She was unable to provide a make and model for the vehicle, but said the tags were out of Cobb County.
The case is listed as active.
The Oct. 10 incident is one of several burglaries and attempted burglaries reported in Hamilton Mill during the past month. On Oct. 4, a Woodbow Crossing resident was alerted to a man peering in his back window when his dogs started barking. Around 10 a.m. on Oct. 1, a Hamilton Mill resident frightened away a pair of would-be burglars who attempted to break into her Floral Ridge Drive home. Just after 4 p.m. on Oct. 1, Gwinnett County Police were called to a Archmont Circle home after a resident returned home and discovered the house had been burglarized. Approximately 45 minutes later, police were dispatched to a Town Manor Court home, also located in Hamilton Mill, in response to another burglary. Another Oct. 1 burglary took place in nearby Apalachee Farms.
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