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Laptop and Other Items Stolen out of Cars, Later Found in Yard

Several cars were broken into in Hamilton Mill during the overnight hours of Dec. 23.

Gwinnett County Police are investigating several car break-ins in the Hamilton Mill subdivision in Dacula, Ga. Credit: Kristi Reed
Gwinnett County Police are investigating several car break-ins in the Hamilton Mill subdivision in Dacula, Ga. Credit: Kristi Reed
Thieves took several items out of unlocked cars, then later dumped the stolen property in a Hamilton Mill resident's yard.

Gwinnett County Police were dispatched to a Millgrove Terrace address on Dec. 24 after a resident found a shoulder bag full of miscellaneous items and a leather bag containing a laptop computer.

Police were able to make contact with the owners of much of the property. In one instance, a woman said she'd left her car doors unlocked and a thief or thieves had taken loose change, her wallet and driver's license. 

Another nearby resident was unaware her vehicle had been broken into until police contacted her after finding some of her belongings. The woman said she too had left her doors unlocked. Police were able to return shoes, clothing, personal checks and a debit card belonging to the woman.

A third resident reported his laptop had been taken out of his unlocked truck. The man was able to provide a description of the laptop which matched the one recovered nearby.

All three cases are listed as active.

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jeremy January 03, 2014 at 11:15 AM
I can't help but to not feel any sort of remorse. Every week it seems like it's the same story. STOP LEAVING YOUR CARS UNLOCKED! At least make it a little more difficult for these thieves.
Edward Brunson January 03, 2014 at 11:12 PM
When you live in the jungle dont look like lunch.
Jim S January 05, 2014 at 07:33 AM
These are crimes of opportunity...these creeps will look for the easiest target and avoid those that are locked. How many of these cars were parked under a floodlight? Criminals like the cover of darkness to cloak their activities.

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